Green Run CB Caymen Mills (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
ULM adds their third 757 commit with Caymen Mills
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The University of Louisiana-Monroe has hopped and skipped over a few states to grab athletes from Virginia.
Green Run defensive back Caymen Mills (2021 DB 6-0 170) is now the third class of 2021 recruit to commit to the War Hawks.
— 3⭐️ 6’1-173 DB ?Caymen Island? (@MillsCaymen) October 30, 2020
“ULM officially offered Caymen on Thursday of last week. Coach Miller and Coach Stoker, the defensive coordinator at ULM have been in close communication with Caymen. After viewing film, they were impressed with his playmaking ability and size at corner,” Green Run head coach Brandon Williams confirmed. “He had other mid-major offers and offers from UVA, Pitt and Tennessee. With one of the top DBs in the nation graduating, an early playing time pitch really swung Caymen in their favor.”
Coach Williams is referencing senior cornerback Corey Straughter, who had five INTs in his junior season for ULM and he’s seen as a potential NFL draft pick.
“The ability to go play as a freshman is too good to pass up,” Mills said. “I had been talking to them and a few others for a while. We did a tour virtually. The coaches like me.”
Mills hasn’t visited the campus yet, but he has family in Louisiana and he’s excited about the possibilities there.
“I was looking forward to (a visit) but we can’t yet because of COVID. It’s funny though because I have a lot of family down in New Orleans. My cell phone is a Louisiana area code phone, ironically,” Caymen laughed. “They want to have guys who can press and turn and run, whether on the boundary or to the field. Everyone is a part of the run game, so I would have to come up and be physical which isn’t a problem.”
Coach Williams is confident about what Caymen would bring to a college program after seeing him work at the high school level. Mills is a leading defender in a rising Green Run program.
“Caymen brings leadership and playmaking ability that any school would love to have in their program,” Coach Williams commented.
As for Caymen’s motivation, he credits his coaches at Green Run, especially Coach “Q” (Payton).
“I appreciate the coaches at Green Run for this. Coach Q told me in the weight room in my tenth grade year that I could go to college for free. I had no interest. I had no offers. Nothing. But I believed. I didn’t know at that time, but a year and a half later I’m going to play D1 ball and I’m getting my school paid for. With James and Brunson, ULM is getting some ballers. We are coming to change and help and hold down for VA.”
As mentioned above, Caymen Mills is the third class of 2021 commitment from the 757 for ULM. Princess Anne linemen Marquise Brunson (2021 DT 6-3 290) and James Smith (2021 DE 6-3 230) committed to the War Hawks in October.
The ULM staff has been busy in Virginia. The Warhawks now have seven commitments from the Commonwealth including the McDonald twins (Jayden and Jorden) of Salem (Salem) High School, Mason Woods of Gar-Field and James Gillespie of Bishop Ireton Catholic.
– Andy Hilton