September 15, 2009

Back from Stillwater, Millsap still considering three

One official visit is in the books for Buford, Ga., three-star offensive lineman Du'Von Millsap.

Two more are still in the planning stages, and the list of prospective suitors for the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder is down to those three. And as the leaves begin to change and late summer gives way to fall, Millsap is beginning to realize just how difficult a decision is in front of him.

Millsap spent the weekend at Oklahoma State, a witness to Houston's upset of the then-No. 6 Cowboys. Oklahoma State's loss didn't spoil the impression the program made, however.

"It was great," Millsap said Monday night, as he watched the New England Patriots' 25-24 comeback win over the Buffalo Bills. "They have great facilities. Everything is state of the art. The locker room was huge. We talked a lot about how they have a lot of seniors and juniors this year. They said if I came, there's a high possibility of early playing time."

Millsap did not commit to Mike Gundy's program. He's not ready to make a decision. Instead, he plans to visit Ole Miss and South Carolina first, a pair of Southeastern Conference programs that have been pursuing him for several months.

"It's down to those three," Millsap said. "It's pretty even. …I really want to play once I get there. I don't want to be redshirted or anything. It's going to come down to who has the best academics around and I'm pretty much figuring out it's all the same."

Millsap checked out Ole Miss during the summer and came away with a favorable impression of the school and the program, feelings similar to the ones he has of Oklahoma State and South Carolina.

"It's going to be a hard (decision)," Millsap said. "I'm going to have to think hard about that. They're all great, great schools. It's a really hard decision."

Millsap said he has no timetable set in his mind for a decision. As for the Rebels' chances, specifically, Millsap said Ole Miss' depth chart on the offensive line is a positive.

"Ole Miss has a lot of old guys," Millsap said. "Most of their line is leaving also. They're saying I have a pretty good chance of playing early, which I like. They generally put offensive linemen in the NFL, too, and that's something to think about."

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