McMillan Snags First Offer

2015 QB Justin McMillan

The first offer arrived Thursday for a Dallas-area 2015 quarterback who led his team to a big-school state title this past fall.

Justin McMillan has gotten some FBS-level interest, especially since leading Cedar Hill to the Class 5A Division II state championship in December.

But until Thursday, he had not gotten an offer. That changed with the news Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire tweeted, referencing McMillan's Twitter handle and his nickname.

"Congrats to @bigg_pulumbo AKA The Whip on his offer from Arkansas State," said McGuire, who has led Cedar Hill to two state championships.

Arkansas State pulled the trigger on an offer to the 6-foot-2, 180-pound McMillan, who sat in the driver's seat of an offense that averaged 36.3 points per game and features 2015 three-star running back Aca'cedric Ware and 2015 five-star DaMarkus Lodge, who Scout.com ranks as the nation's No. 2 receiver.

As you'd expect of a state title-winning quarterback, McMillan excelled in 2015, throwing for 2,372 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He completed 60.1 percent of his passes and ran for 256 yards and three touchdowns.

McMillan has received interest from several other schools, including Auburn, Kansas, and Oklahoma State.

McMillan returns for a Cedar Hill squad that will have a shot to defend its crown in the ultra-competitive Texas Class 6A, which is essentially the old 5A re-numbered under the University Interscholastic League's new realignment and reclassification.

McMillan, Lodge, and Ware join several other key members of last year's title squad who will be back this fall, including three-star outside linebacker prospect Richard Moore, three-star cornerback Darrell Miller, three-star receiver Denvre Daniels, and three-star receiver D'Aundrey Bradley, a transfer from Dallas First Baptist Academy who was one of the top performers at the April 5 Dallas Nike Football Training Camp.

McMillan will be a player to watch not only as the spring evaluation period continues, but as Cedar Hill enters the 2014 season and attempts to defend its crown. That should help him continue to get exposure.

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