Raekwon McMillan: Top Inside Linebacker In The Country

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Raekwon McMillan is the top middle linebacker in the country according to ESPN and Rivals, but that doesn’t mean that high school football is a walk in the park for him or that he’s been dominating the Georgia State football playoffs. It has often been a struggle for his team, as well as for himself. He has had to carry his team, playing every game at middle linebacker and running back.

At 6-4 last season, McMillan’s high school team, the Liberty County Panthers, missed the playoffs, but had much improvement from the two seasons before in which they went just 2-8. This was mainly due to McMillan’s maturation, as well as that of teammate and fellow prospect Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas, who also plays both ways but often will play any position just to see the field.

Caldwell-Fabregas has been listed as a wide receiver, tight end, outside linebacker and safety, but only has interest from much smaller schools such as Georgia Southern or Middle Tennessee State. That said, he has carried the load with McMillan every step of the way. The Panthers hope to improve going into the 2013 football season and achieve a playoff berth, ending great high school careers for McMillan and Caldwell-Fabregas.

McMillan has offers from just about every major program in the nation, but it seems he’s leaning towards Ohio State. Alabama and Clemson are also on the short list of teams with an outside chance to still nab him from the Buckeyes.

Wherever he decides to go, he will bring a great work ethic and be willing to take on any challenge, whether it be keeping the Crimson Tide’s tradition alive, or bringing back schools such as Ohio State or Clemson.

Tim Carroll is a Prep Sports Columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timbo_Slice00 and add him to your circle on Google.


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