Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Milton steady as they come
Arkansas target Jozie Milton.
Defensive lineman Jozie Milton, who will visit Arkansas on Saturday, showed his endurance while averaging about 160 plays a game this past season.
Milton, 6-3, 294, 4.9 seconds in the 40 yard dash of Clinton, (La.) Silliman Institute also plays center and is the snapper on special teams. Video Highlights CLICK HERE
“He acts like it’s nothing,” said Silliman Institute Coach T.J. Davis. “He does wear down a little towards the end of it all. When it’s crunch time and go to time when we need a big play he's able to do it when he digs in deep and produces for us.”
Milton, who recorded 110 tackles, 36 tackles for loss and 9 sacks as a junior, received his first scholarship offer from Arkansas in January. Arizona State, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and others.
He and his father will visit Fayetteville on Saturday and Oklahoma State on Sunday.
“They’re excited about it,” Davis said. “They’re excited about getting on Arkansas’ campus. He’s having a good time with it, but he hasn’t lost sight of his team and his goals as a part of that team.”
Milton’s strength is already on the college level with a 365-pound bench press and 605-pound squat that he recorded last summer.
“The kid is versatile, he has good size,” Davis said. “He’s young so the possibilities of him getting bigger is out there as well.”