Abilene High defensive lineman Jake McMillon has closed up shop with his recruitment by committing to the Texas Longhorns. It had been a long time coming as McMillon has always been a big fan of the Horns, and on Monday morning he made it official by choosing Texas over a handful of other schools.
Jake McMillon becomes the 11th commitment of Texas' top-ranked 2014 class.
McMillon has heard from Texas for over a year now, but wasn’t offered until he attended UT’s second junior day on Feb. 23. It was then when the Abilene product stopped doing interviews and really began looking at his recruitment, especially with Texas being the longtime favorite.
On Monday his silence broke shortly after he spoke with Longhorn head coach Mack Brown.
“I’ve committed to Texas,” McMillon confirmed to Hookem.com via text.
Abilene High head coach Steve Warren says the school was a natural fit for his 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end, who is known to play defensive tackle as well.
“He called Coach Brown this morning,” said Warren. “He said it just felt right, like that is where he wanted to be.”
It’s safe to say that Warren thinks a lot of McMillon. After all, McMillon was the first player ever under Warren to start as a freshman on one of his Abilene varsity squads.
The longtime head coach believes that it is the perfect relationship for both parties and that both will be happy in the end.
“I think Texas is getting someone who football is really important to. He really loves the game,” added Warren.
Last year as a junior McMillon posted 42 tackles, 13 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while leading his team to a very successful 12-1 season that included a three-round playoff run. McMillon also caught one pass for 18 yards and a touchdown.
He was a crucial part to a tough Eagles’ defense that only allowed 15 points and less than 290 yards per game on average.