With offer from Cal, Hylton’s Travon McMillian unveils top-five list

April 8, 2013

Hylton quarterback Travon McMillian has narrowed his college list to five schools, including Stanford and Cal. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post

Hylton junior quarterback Travon McMillian has named a top-five list: Virginia Tech, Virginia, California, Stanford and Georgia Tech.

McMillian visited Cal and Stanford over spring break and secured an offer from the Golden Bears.

It’s an interesting list — two in-state schools, two California schools and Georgia Tech. All have offered except for Stanford, which wants to see his next SAT scores, said McMillian, who has 14 offers in all.

“Location really doesn’t matter,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s on the West Coast or East Coast as long as I get the best education and can get on the field as soon as possible.”

McMillian, who is considering majoring in engineering, was impressed with Cal’s recently upgraded football facilities, and he chatted with coaches both there and at Stanford. Cal coaches said they would give him a look at quarterback but might want to move him to safety or receiver.

“Cal is like 10 and under in almost every category, every major,” McMillian said, rattling off where the school ranks in its various academic programs. He plans to revisit both West Coast schools this summer and has not yet visited Georgia Tech.

Stanford already has two locally grown quarterbacks, Gonzaga‘s Kevin Hogan and Stone Bridge All-Met Ryan Burns, an incoming freshman.

The 6-foot, 190-pound McMillian is throwing with teammates after school but is not participating in any seven-on-seven camps or leagues. He thinks those can be more instructive for opposing defenders than for a quarterback and receivers.

“I think it gives teams an edge on you because they see what kind of routes you’re running and can figure out your route tree and how you called that play and what you do in certain situations,” McMillian said. “I think it’s a benefit that we don’t go to seven-on-seven tournaments.”

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