Josh Milhollin’s receiving talents caught the attention of many FBS schools, including Army.
Milhollin, who has caught 112 passes over the last two seasons for Fellowship Christian School (Ga.), seems like a good fit as a slot receiver in Army’s new shotgun offense.
What some people might not know about Milhollin is that he’s played soccer all of his life. And, he’s pretty good. Milhollin scored 40 goals and assisted on 19 others this spring, earned Georgia High School 2A player of the year honors.
Army could move Milhollin, one of its latest commits, around on offense based on the elite athlete he is.
“That was the big thing that I think sold them (Army) on me was my versatility,” Milhollin said.
Milhollin called Army coach Jeff Monken with his commitment around 2 p.m. Thursday. He then contacted Army wide receivers coach Aaron Smith and quarterbacks coach Cody Worley. Navy and Georgia Southern also offered Milhollin. He was also interested in Wake Forest, James Madison, Middle Tennessee State and Bucknell.
“I wanted to make sure the head coach was the first to know,” Milhollin said. “There was a huge feeling of relief after the phone call because everything I’ve worked for up to this point was complete.”
When Milhollin’s recruiting started, he wasn’t thinking about playing at a service academy. One West Point visit changed his fortunes earlier this month.
“My entire view changed and I fell in love quickly,” Milhollin said. “I knew that I could play at the highest level while also doing it for my country. The biggest thing that sold me was everything that comes after college. I love how they support you in whatever you want to do. My dream now is to serve my country and do it all for God’s glory.”