Sunday, May 7, 2017 was an exciting day for Wolverine fans as they picked up another promising talent at the quarterback position. Alongside noticeable names such as Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey (brother of Stanford alum, Christian McCaffrey), there is now a new name who has emerged to join this group of hopeful quarterbacks at Michigan. The four-star, 6’5″ Joe Milton out of Orlando, Florida, committed to Michigan this past Sunday.
Milton is said to be an exceptional talent and has an elite and natural athleticism. Milton currently is ranked as No. 124 according to the ESPN Top 300 and is considered the No. 8 best player at his position (Dual-Threat QB).
Jim Harbaugh must have some sort of magnetic power that draws young quarterbacks to him. After seeing what Harbaugh has done with players like Andrew Luck, Colin Kaepernick, and even Michigan’s own Jake Rudock; players, specifically quarterbacks, see the transformations of others and how their game has jumped in various different ways and want to thrive in Harbaugh’s system.
What Joe Milton brings to the table is the athleticism and arm strength of Denard Robinson, but the size and strength of Devin Gardner, both former Michigan quarterbacks. All of that, combined with an unreal amount of talent and accuracy. Milton is said to be able to throw the ball over 70 (!) yards, but also wants to be known for his ability to lead a team and move them down the field with ease.
In an interview with Free Press, Milton was quoted to say, “Me as a quarterback, I’m a person that’s going to be a leader and make everyone around me better,”. Milton is humble about his God given talent in terms of throwing, but does not want that to be his only characteristic others know him for.
Perhaps the best part about the recruitment is that Harbaugh and company were able to beat out hometown Florida, Florida Atlantic, and the University of Miami (FL).
Michigan fans should be excited about the recruitment of Milton. The young stud has a promising future for the Wolverines and will excel in whatever role Harbaugh puts him in.