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UF commit McMillian to make OSU visit

8/7/2012

It’s a big name and maybe an even bigger long shot, but Ohio State will take the chance anyway when Daniel McMillian (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast) makes an official visit this fall.

While the exact date hasn’t been set and McMillian says he’s still committed to Florida, he hasn’t shied away from coming to watch the coach who won two national championships in his home state.

McMillian is the third-ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2013 and is No. 87 in the ESPN 150.

He was offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes back in January, but committed to Florida on Feb. 2.

“I’m going to take the visit and give them a chance,” McMillian said. “You only have one chance to do this stuff.”

McMillian yearns for a chance to see the Ohio State faithful at their best and wants the opportunity to look at the facilities as well as the campus.

He told GatorNation’s Derek Tyson he’s “99.9 percent” committed to Florida, but got the go-ahead to take official visits to Alabama and Ohio State.

As a junior, the four-star McMillian recorded 12 sacks and forced nine fumbles in helping First Coast reach the 7A state title game.

“I want to go out there, have fun and experience something new,” McMillian said. “I want to soak up all the atmosphere and see something new.”

Last season, Ohio State persuaded Taylor Decker, Kyle Dodson, Joey O’Connor, Se’Von Pittman, Armani Reeves, Tommy Schutt and Camren Williams to switch their allegiances in the class of 2012.