It may be wrestling season for Donovan McMillon, but that hasn't stopped major college football programs from extending offers to him recently. That included Virginia Tech who offered McMillon earlier this week.
Hokie Nation came in strong tonight bringing great news all the way from Blacksburg. @CoachFuente, @coach_ham, and the Virginia Tech staff @HokiesFB just offered! Thank you for the opportunity! 🦃 @lino_lupinetti pic.twitter.com/Q7fbbeerwp—
McMillon had this to say about his reaction to receiving a Virginia Tech offer as he told us earlier this week.
"I’m super excited about the offer and I can’t wait to get back down there!" McMillon said.
McMillon received the offer from defensive coordinator/safeties coach Justin Hamilton, with McMillon confirming that the Hokies are recruiting him to play either safety or nickelback. Up to this point, recruiting assistant Lino Lupinetti had a large role in being the contact for McMillon to Virginia Tech.
Overall, McMillon is taking all of these offers in but with his focus currently being on wrestling, he hasn't had much time to evaluate his options. That also means that his visit planning is on delay for now, but McMillon does plan to take his fair share of visits once wrestling season comes to completion.
While McMillon plans on playing football in college, McMillon told us that he sees wrestling as something that helps his development as a football player in multiple ways.
"The Technique is where it’s at. Wrestling helps you with your angles to tackles and helps you physically! Also just the mindset!" McMillon said.
That time spent on the football field and the wrestling mat have proved beneficial to his development as a defensive back as he had 84 tackles, 2 interceptions, 10 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 7 tackles for loss including 2 sacks.
Virginia Tech is a school that McMillon hopes to visit with McMillon having visited Blacksburg previously for the Wake Forest game. When asked about it, McMillon told us that it was an "awesome" visit and that he "loved the energy."
Once McMillon does reach campus again, it'll be a big opportunity for Virginia Tech to make a statement in his recruitment and gain lots of momentum. especially as his first visit after offering him.
Donovan McMillon will be a name to keep an eye on as Virginia Tech looks to assemble a large defensive back class during the 2021 cycle.