McMillian bucks trends by picking UF 

March, 3, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Daniel McMillian knew that most people assumed he was going to go to Florida State.

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Corey Long/ESPN.comJunior linebacker Daniel McMillan says the Gators have recruited him as a buck linebacker.
That’s where almost every other big-time prospect from Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast High School has signed. Six Bucs have signed with the Seminoles since 2008, as well as another in 2003. With that pipeline to Tallahassee, Fla., in place -- and the fact that his father is a Seminoles fan -- there was no doubt that McMillian was going to end up there, too.

Until the 6-foot-3, 225-pound four-star linebacker took an unofficial visit to Florida on Jan. 28. By the time it was over, McMillian had instead committed to the Seminoles’ biggest rival.

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