Christmas comes a bit early, as Santa brings Ohio State an important recruit in a position of need.
Georgia inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan became the latest member of the Ohio State Class of 2014, choosing the Buckeyes in a ceremony at his High School on Monday afternoon.
McMillan has been a priority for the Buckeyes for quite some time- with the depth issues at linebacker this season and the real possibility that Ryan Shazier might forgo his Senior Season to head to the NFL draft, the linebacking corps is in need not only of reinforcement, but of players who might be able to contribute immediately.
And the five star McMillan seems to fit the bill.
At 6’2″ and 240 pounds, McMillan is rated as the number one inside linebacker in the country by 247′s recruiting staff, and held offers from a “Who’s Who” in college football. Seemingly all of the SEC and many ACC schools were working on him to be a part of their 2014 class, but the strongest pull came from hometown Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, and Alabama. In fact, there was speculation across several message boards that Raekwon had actually verballed to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart during their home visit last week.
However, last night Urban Meyer and staff had their “in home” visit with the McMillan family, and the rest is history.
The connections have been developing for quite a while- he visited Columbus three times during the past season, including his official during the Penn State game.
After the break you can see several highlight videos to get you further excited about the most recent Silver Bullet:
Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. McMillan… glad you’re a part of #Dream2014.