Highly sought-after Pennsylvania safety names 4 SEC teams in top 10
Peters Township High (Pennsylvania) safety Donovan McMillon has gotten the attention of many college football programs, logging 50 scholarship offers. On Friday, he offered a top 10 that includes four SEC programs.
Florida, Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M make the cut along with Arizona State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State and Virginia Tech in a graphic shared on McMillon’s Twitter account.
247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons recently evaluated McMillon, noting a potential future in the NFL:
Big safety that appears to have the frame to land at linebacker or rover depending on development. Has a can’t-miss presence on the field. Physical and aggressive. Plays fast, particularly as a downhill defender. Has a good feel in curl-flat coverage. Tackles well on perimeter. Shows wide-receiver skills in high school. Ball skills and downfield playmaking are there. Good all-around athlete with a wrestling background. Doesn’t show much man coverage and could struggle against college receivers. More of a run-support safety than a cover safety. Shows some stiffness in transition. Instincts, size and developmental trajectory point to a Power Five impact starter with some positional versatility who we view as a future mid-round NFL Draft pick.
247Sports itself rates McMillon 4-stars and the No. 8 safety in the class. The industry-generated Composite, which includes Rivals and ESPN rankings, however, considers McMillon a 3-star prospect and the No. 25 safety in the class of 2021.
His highlights can be viewed below via Hudl: