Collegiate CB/WR Hunter Milligan (Video Still: Byron Jones/recruit804)
Hunter Milligan is headed to the Naval Academy
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Collegiate defensive back Hunter Milligan (2021 6-1 185) ended his recruitment in July when he committed to the Naval Academy. He held additional offers from West Point, Air Force, VMI, Duquesne, St. Francis, Bryant, and LIU. However, Navy was first to the table and according to Milligan, their offer was the one he had always wanted.
“I got Navy as my first offer. I think I got it in March, and that’s always been my number one pick ever since I was little. Committing was kind of a no brainer for me, but I kept my options open for a little bit and then I shut it down pretty quick in July,” he explained.
He continued, “I’ve always wanted to serve. It’s a great opportunity to not only get a good education, but to be able to serve afterwards. It’s such a great school and their football program has a great tradition, so it was an easy choice for me.”
Last Saturday, Milligan put his talents on display at “The Clinic” and did not disappoint. He shined bright in a highly competitive defensive back field that featured Highland Springs Damond Harmon (Oklahoma) and Jamareeh Jones (Boston College) to name a few.
When asked about competing with the best competition in the 804, Milligan stated, “I haven’t been able to compete in a long time. With guys out here like Andre Greene and a bunch of these guys who are defensive backs that are committed places, it’s just great to come out here and compete and pick up on some of their habits and try to work on what I can do to get better.”
Last fall, Milligan appeared in six of the Cougars nine contests notching 31 total tackles, four interceptions, two blocked field goals, one forced fumble, and a blocked punt which he returned for a touchdown.
By the looks of Navy’s defense so far in 2020, I’m sure Defensive Coordinator Brian Newberry can’t wait for a guy like Milligan to arrive in Annapolis.
– Byron Jones