(Dre Milton 5-10 220 Jr. RB/LB)
Lakes High School in Lakewood (Wa.) is loaded with talented players year after year, and this year is no different. One player who played a role on both sides of the ball for their run to the playoffs last season was LB Dre Milton, and with his athleticism and instincts he’s a prospect college coaches are already keeping an eye on…
When you talk about Milton, the first thing that comes up his his passion to play the game as well as his overall instincts and versatility. As a junior this past fall, with a ton of talented players already on the Lancers’ roster, Milton still managed to post 120 yards rushing and three touchdowns on offense while posting 45 tackles and two interceptions from his linebacker position.
“I feel I’m very passionate about the game and that’s something I bring with me to every workout I do”, Milton told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I love to play the game of football and I try to let that come through in my approach to things and how intense I am on the field.”
At 5’10” and 220 pounds, Milton projects well to either side of the ball, but he said he feels much more comfortable with the ball in his hands.
“I can play both (linebacker or running back), but I love to run the ball,” Milton admitted. “I feel like I run the ball better than playing defense, but I can play either one and if a school likes me at linebacker more than running back, I’m open to it.”
On the recruiting front, Milton is hearing from a handful of schools, but is still waiting on that ever elusive first offer.
“I’m getting a lot of stuff from Oregon, Washington State and Stanford,” Milton noted. “I’m also hearing a lot from some Ivy League schools like Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard.”
This offseason, Milton has been to several Barton events and he said he’s working really hard on getting more flexible as well as quicker and more explosive.
“I need to get more flexible, especially in my hip flexors, and I want to be better in a 10-yard area,” Milton said. “I want to get more explosive, get a better burst and that will help me in a short-area.
“At the Barton camps it’s great competition every time you step on the field. The coaches show you great techniques and are really into teaching and you always have the best players there.
It really pushes you to be great and to work hard. When you feel like you need to take a break you understand that there is someone else getting reps, and that keeps pushing you to get out there and get better all the time.”
We will have more from Milton in the coming weeks as he continues through the recruiting process.
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