Milner One To Watch

DeaconSports.com
Posted Feb 20, 2008


Sometimes it is easy to miss a top notch prospect when they go to a small school but Matt Milner is not having that problem. The 6?4 240lb athlete from Cardinal Gibbons High School is getting plenty of attention. He recently spoke with Deaconsports.com about his recruitment.

Matt Milner is the type of player coaches love. He is big, athletic, versatile, and will do whatever is needed for the team. Last season, Milner played a variety of positions for Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh, North Carolina. "I started out at defensive end but moved to nose guard during the season," said Milner, "and on offense I started out at tight end but moved guard."

The moves were not because Milner was unsuccessful at tight end or defensive end, but rather that he was needed elsewhere. "I go to a small 2-A school and I am one of the biggest guys on the team," he said. "The coaches needed me to move to help the team so I did."

Milner's team-first attitude along with his great combination of size and speed are not going unnoticed. He projects as a tight end or defensive end at the next level and is getting plenty of attention from Division I schools. "I am getting a lot of interest from Wake Forest, Boston College, and NC State," said Milner. "I also went to junior day at North Carolina and I will be going to Notre Dame this weekend."

Milner is still working out the rest of his summer camp schedule and is unsure of where else he will visit. Milner also stated he would prefer to play defense in college because he has more experience there.

When asked about his feelings on Wake Forest Milner said he is impressed by the Demon Deacons. "I like Wake. I went to watch them play Carolina last year and enjoyed it. I like the small school feel there as well as their team spirit."

Milner noted that he will take his time and do his homework before he makes his college decision. "I am open right now," he said. "I never had a favorite school I grew up watching and I don't want to rush a decision."



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