Four-star wide receiver Jalen McMillan, a top offensive weapon in the class of 2020, is moving to the next stage in his recruitment. He now knows when he’s like to have a decision in.
Last month, he put out a top 10 schools list. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and Washington all made the cut.
It sounds like he’s prepared to cut that list in half. He told 247Sports that he plans to announce a new top five or six list on May 1.
Jalen McMillan also has a specific date on which he plans to make his college commitment.
He is aiming for a decision on his birthday, December 7, a few weeks ahead of the opening of the three-day early signing period for football recruits.
“My plan is after I cut my list to 5-6, I can start thinking about some of my official visits. I’ll take those during the season and then I’m planning to commit on December 7, which is my birthday.”
Time will tell which teams will make the cut, but he does have his eyes on visits to Notre Dame and Oklahoma coming up.
“I have some visits coming up and then I’ll be ready to do that. I’m going to Oklahoma next week and then I’ll be at Notre Dame for their Spring Game. I love the Oklahoma offense and the energy of the coaching staff. You can tell they really love the game of football and I think I would fit in really well there.
“With Notre Dame, I love the prestige of the program and how the coaches handle themselves. They’re a bunch of humble guys there and the players just take care of their business and I like that. It’s always a great academic school and that means a lot to me as well.”
He has also spoken highly of his relationship with Oregon and Washington, while the SEC powers are going to hang around.
“Alabama, Georgia and Florida are still up there too,” McMillan said. “I like the SEC and I think all those programs have great coaches and great people associated with them. I have no problem leaving home to play college ball and that’s big time football out there.
McMillan is the No. 44 player in the country, per 247. He’s ranked No. 9 among receivers, and No. 9 in California.