May 18, 2010

Charlton's Milton biding his time

JEFFERSON - Charlton County's Chris Milton said that he harbors no hard feelings considering home-state Georgia has yet to offer a scholarship.

The way he figures, he'll just have to change the collective mind of the Bulldog brain trust.

Milton, who played quarterback for Charlton County last fall, is being recruited as an athlete able to play either offense or defense and already has 14 offers from such schools as Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.

But no Georgia; at least not yet, he doesn't.

That could soon change. Milton said he's been invited by Bulldog receivers coach Tony Ball to attend the annual Mark Richt Camp scheduled for June 12, where he'll get to show Bulldog coaches exactly what he can do.

Milton said he'll be there.

"I was kind of, sort of disappointed that they haven't offered me yet, but it's their decision, I know they've got to see me a little bit more," Milton said in an interview with UGASports. "I understand, but hopefully when I go I'll get that offer."

Milton said he's confident that will be the case.

"Hopefully, they just want to see me catch the ball," Milton said. "I've been playing quarterback, so I'm thinking they want to see me run routes a little bit and everything. But it's all right. I've just got to go out and do my best and hope the offer will come."

Meanwhile, North Carolina has garnered Milton's attention.

"Right now the No. 1 school I'm interested in is North Carolina. I'm not saying they're my favorite but I want to see what they've got to offer," said Milton, who hopes to commit by the end of the summer, or at least early during his senior season. "They (Tar Heel coaches) came to see me (last) week, along with coaches from Louisville and Florida State as well."

Milton has an offer from the Cardinals, but so far does not have one from the Seminoles. Either way, the 6-foot, 175-pounder figures to be the next in a long, successful line of Charlton County players destined for big-time college football.

"We're all just a big family here," Milton said. "We just work hard because we don't want to be that player not to step up, or be that one to let the program down."

In case anybody was wondering, Milton said Folkston hasn't forgotten about one of its all-time favorite sons - former Bulldog Champ Bailey.

"Oh, no sir, everybody still knows about Champ," Milton said. "He was there a couple of weeks ago and I talk to him from time to time."

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