The term we hear a lot for defensive lineman is “High Motor”. when it comes to 2015 end Maximum Millett of Juanita (Kirkland, Wash.), there is no such thing as high motor, cause Millett only knows one speed… Fast!
“As a d-lineman all I want to do is dominate,” Millett told NEI. “I don’t care who is across from me, I’m going to trust my techniques, stay disciplined, I’m going to destroy the gap and sack the quarterback. Thats stuff we work on every day at practice we are always running to the ball and never giving up on a play. My secret is being able to work with the best lineman, the best coaching staff, I’m truly blessed to work with all the amazing talent at Juanita.”
Millett was a relative unknown going into last season, and ended only starting half of Juanita’s games. After finishing the season with 12 sacks, and another nine tackles for a loss, he was awarded second team All-Kingco 3A.
“Getting recognized by Kingco last season really meant a lot to me, I was really honored,” Millett said. “There was a lot of great talent in the league last year and it was pretty special to receive that award the way I did.”
After a tremendous Junior season, Millet has some lofty goals for his Senior year. He would like to get in the range of 25 sacks, seeing as how he only started half the games, this isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility, he would like at least forced fumbles, 5 batted down passes, and is even looking to get into the endzone.
“I’m aiming for at least a touchdown. I got robbed twice last year, against Inglemoor and Liberty,” Millett says, referencing two near scores. “But a few goals we all share is beat Bellevue and win the state championship. Those go together nicely because I have a feeling we will see them in the playoffs. We spend a lot of time in the weight room so we all want to get 70 workouts in.
“Oh man I can’t forget about beating LW that’s the game on everyone’s calendar revisit coach Parnell. Just overall I think our main goal is to dominate.”
The six-foot-two, 220 pound speed rusher isn’t seeing much on the recruiting front, which may not come as much of a surprise since he was such a surprise coming into the season. Right now he is working with his team to get better, but has a fairly busy rest of the offseason ahead.
“I plan to keep up with my training,” Millett says. “There are some camps I’m interested in going to, but havent made any final decisions yet. Hopefully I can put together some charity events too.”
I’ve become fond of Millet for many reasons. He is a hard working athlete, that has a dream to play football at the next level. His non-stop pursuit on of the football is something many people talk about, but not everyone actually achieves. I look forward to seeing him this upcoming season, as he looks to add on to an already impressive sack total.