The Pitt coaching staff spotted the talent of Peters Township junior safety Donovan McMillon early on and were the first program to offer him a scholarship back in November.
More and more Power Five programs are realizing McMillon’s talents are offering him a scholarship. Over the last couple weeks, McMillon has received offers from West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Michigan and on Friday, the talented safety received an offer from Brian Kelly and Notre Dame.
McMillon becomes the third WPIAL player in the Class of 2021 to receive an offer from Notre Dame, joining Central Catholic’s Elliot Donald and Gateway’s Derrick Davis.
“Coach [Clark] Lea called me around 1 or 2 o’clock and we had a snow day today so it was perfect timing,” said McMillon. “He broke the news five minutes into the call and then I was able to talk to the safeties coach. When they dropped it on me, I was speechless, it had me shaking and really excited.
“My parents are both teachers and they also had the day off. I ran downstairs, told them and they were super excited. I then got a call from three of my high school coaches and I called my grandpa.”
Considering this latest offer and the fact that McMillon has the build (6-foot-2, 185), skillset and playmaking ability at safety that every team covets, look for major offers to continue to roll in for him.
McMillon has always been a player rated very high Pat Narduzzi’s recruiting board, todays news just means it going to take a lot more recruiting on his programs behalf in order to land him.
“I’m near the end of my wrestling season and I wasn’t thinking of making a Top 10 or anything like that after that because I need to evaluate everything first and try and find the best fit for myself and my family,” said McMillon. “I haven’t thought about narrowing things down because all of these offers have happened so quickly but I’m now going to try and look at things over the next four or five weeks.”
McMillon said that he will start making unofficial visits to schools starting in March.