Raekwon McMillan’s offer sheet is as impressive as most prospects in the Class of 2013, but the Georgia linebacker hasn’t even begun his junior year yet.
Already rated as a five-star by one recruiting service, the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder from Liberty County High School (Hinesville, Ga.) has already gathered offers from schools like Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Miami, North Carolina and Texas among several others.
He admits the process can be surprising, exciting and stressful.
“It’s all that,” he said. “Sometimes it can be exciting, sometimes it can be stressful when people are blowing you up.
“I get a different call every day from a different coach telling me how they love my play and they want me to visit their school.”
McMillan is appreciative of getting those calls, which are relayed through his high school coach. Notre Dame was one school that reached out to the 2014 stud last week to extend an offer.
Notre Dame assistant Scott Booker represented the Irish in talking to McMillan’s coach.
“They said they love the way I play,” McMillan said. “They love my pad level and the intensity that I hit the line of scrimmage with and my physicality even though I’m at a younger age.”
McMillan, who has been clocked at 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, knows a little about Notre Dame right now, but is looking to learn more.
“I know that Lou Holtz coached there and Michael Floyd was a big-time player for them,” he said. “I’m probably going to go out there sometime in July.
“I just want to see if the campus is the type of campus that I would like to have when I go to a college. I want to see if the coaches are the kinds of coaches that I’ll be looking for.”
McMillan is looking to do a tour of schools in the coming months.
“We’re going to take about 10 visits over the summer,” he said. “We’re going back to Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, maybe Georgia, Florida, probably Notre Dame and Oklahoma State I think.”
Meanwhile, the Irish will be checking in on McMillan soon.
“Notre Dame is coming to my school Thursday to watch me work out,” he said.
McMillan already has an idea of when he’ll make a decision.
“I’m going to commit at the beginning of my senior year because I want to enroll early in college,” he said.
And he also knows what he’s looking for in a school.
“My key factor is I want coaches that can help me on and off the field, just as a football player and outside of the field, being a father figure to me.”