Round One to the Buckeyes, as 5-star LB Raekwon McMillan chooses OSU

Urban Meyer wins head-to-head battle with Dabo Swinney for nation's No. 1 middle linebacker

Raekwon McMillan (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Raekwon McMillan (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott,

Round One goes to Ohio State

Six years ago, Urban Meyer lost out to Dabo Swinney for C.J. Spiller. Earlier this year, he wanted DeShaun Watson and Demarre Kitt, and didn't get them.

But not this time.

The Buckeyes' coach returned to the South and picked up one of the nation's premier recruits on Monday, at Clemson's expense.

The Tigers and Buckeyes battled down to the wire for top-rated middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who chose Ohio State and made a nationally-televised announcement.

The 6-3, 250-pound five-star linebacker had also considered Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, but ended up going with the school considered to be his initial leader.

Both Clemson and Ohio State made their final pitches to McMillan on Sunday.

McMillan was a frequent visitor to Death Valley during the fall, and had developed a friendship with incoming Clemson signees Deshaun Watson and Milan Richard, among others.

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Comments » 4

BlueRidgeBengal writes:

Is Method Man available?

TigerFan95 writes:

This guys gonna be a stud..Would like to have seen him in a Clemson uniform but wish him well none the less.

TigerNE writes:

Next target: Featherston

Bigboots writes:

Must have gotten a fat signing bonus.
No other good reason for a georgia boy to go to ohio state.

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