(Wharton, N.J.) Oct. 24, 2012 - Daniel McMillan of First Coast High School, Jacksonville, Fla., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. McMillan is currently rated as the No. 4 middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
McMillan has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Florida on National Letter of Intent Day.
Scout Eval - "McMillan is a linebacker with a lot of natural ability and a lot of upside. He is a very lean athlete with long arms and the room to add another 25-30 pounds while maintaining his quickness. He really likes to fly to the football and attack the ball carrier with aggression. He packs a lot of punch in his tackles and he tackles through the opposition. He can still improve his strength, his footwork, and make more plays consistently." - Chad Simmons
“Daniel is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Bishop Kenny High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Daniel possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
McMillan was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
Staff Sergeant Dennis Nieves, Daniel McMillian, and Sergeant First Class John Adams
--Originally published by Greg Powers--