Increasingly, it seems like high school football players are committing to Division I programs earlier and earlier than ever before. Sophomores, and even the occasional freshman, are heavily scouted, making it even more difficult for walk-ons to make the roster.
Wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan is bucking this recent trend. The five-star junior attends Servite High School in Anaheim, California, and is one of the best players in the entire 2022 recruiting class.
Which teams are looking to sign him?
Tetairoa McMillan Recruiting
— Tetairoa McMillan (@TMAC96795) February 6, 2020
So far, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Miami, LSU, Nebraska, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, USC, Utah, and Washington have all made offers to McMillan.
Though he is taking his time with his decision, the Fighting Irish are serious contenders to land the wideout. Brian Kelly's team has emphasized an effort to recruit great offensive players, so if he goes to South Bend, Indiana, McMillan could one day catch passes from the team's future quarterback, Tyler Buchner.
Traditional college football recruiting heavyweights like Alabama and Ohio State haven't reached out yet, but considering the buzz that McMillan has received, those teams can't be ruled out.
Tetairoa McMillan Highlights
Tetairoa McMillan, nicknamed T-Mac, has taken the Trinity League by storm over the last few years. As a sophomore, he generated 851 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He even played a bit at safety, but his future is on offense.
Although high school sports in California were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, McMillan was still named a Preseason All-American.
— Tetairoa McMillan (@TMAC96795) October 22, 2020
At 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, McMillan is taller and quicker than most of his high school peers. Scouts love his ability to snag any pass that comes close to him and think that he will hear his name called during the NFL Draft one day.
COVID-19 is ruining our chance to see more of Tetairoa McMillan, but fans will get their fix soon. He may not have a future college football program picked out just yet, but it is a foregone conclusion that he is joining a high-level Division I school and will have a successful amateur career.
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