5-Star LB Raekwon McMillan Takes Dig at Georgia, Gains More Interest in Alabama

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMarch 26, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

Raekwon McMillan seems to be on the fence about making the Georgia Bulldogs his school of choice. Arguably the best inside linebacker of the 2014 class, he made some interesting comments about the Bulldogs, which is considered the home school with him being from Hinesville, Ga.

Georgia, you have been called out.

Maybe McMillan would be happy to know that the three early commitments for Georgia happen to be in-state recruits. Progress is being made here, after all.

But seriously, we all know what the young man means. He wants to see some of the elite prospects stay to play for the home school.

Last season alone, Georgia players such as Robert Nkemdiche, Vonn Bell, Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson all left to play for a school elsewhere, three of which picked other SEC programs.

So what does all of this mean for the Bulldogs?

First and foremost, it is important to note that Georgia is not out of the running for McMillian's services. He is still considering taking his talents to Athens, and he recently told Kipp Adams of ESPN just that.

“I will take another visit to Georgia,” McMillan said. “They have not really fallen off as much as other schools are making a push for me right now.”

However, there are two sides to every sword and the fact he is actively looking elsewhere can't sit well if you are a Bulldogs fan. One of the schools that he is very high on at the moment is the Alabama Crimson Tide, which he just visited, according to the Adams report:

The Alabama trip went great and it made me want to sit back and take a closer look at my top five again. McMillan said. Actually I do not even have a top five right now, but right now it would be hard for me to pick a number one between Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. I will have a new top five after I visit Ohio State next weekend.

Ouch. While it is somewhat comforting to know that he said Georgia isn't completely out of the running, he didn't exactly back that up by failing to mention the school in his list of top choices. At this point, it is safe to say that the Bulldogs are on the radar but are distant underdogs in this race.

Along with Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, McMillian told Adams that he is also interested in Florida and USC.

What does Georgia have to do to become the front-runner?

I think the answer relies on how many elite Georgia players are willing to stay in state. Some of those guys include Lorenzo Carter, Elisha Shaw and Dontavius Russell. All three have offers on the table from Georgia and have shown interest in the school early in the recruiting process.

The ball is now in their court. Until then, it looks like McMillan is sitting back playing the sidelines before making a decision.