Here's the deal with McMillan guys, or as much as I am willing to discuss it. There's obviously no one recruit bigger and no one that you guys want to hear more about than him and I totally understand that, so I'll apologize in advance for what I am going to say next.
First of all, I talked to Raekwon tonight for a bit, and a few things are perfectly clear:
1. He had a great visit. Better even than he expected and he - having been to Ohio State a number of times - had very high expectations. He said the best part of the visit was just being back in Columbus because he's incredibly comfortable there and he was happy his family was with him again, so they could get to know the area better.
2. Raekwon is really tired of talking about recruiting, his college choice, etc. He wants this over with but he's very concerned about making the right choice. He is not going to make a commitment based on one visit anywhere. This is an almost two-year process for him and he's got things narrowed down pretty well, but he hasn't made his decision and it's harder than I think even he thought it would be.
3. I think that without question this is an Ohio State vs Clemson situation, but Raekwon will still take official visits to Alabama and Florida in November, as well as Clemson. He's not a flaky dude, so if he says "I am going to visit," he sticks to his word, but I think Georgia, Alabama and Florida are basically outside looking in. Of course, Alabama is Alabama. They are always a concern until they are not.
4. He will likely make a decision by the end of November and announce his choice in early-to-mid December and will enroll in January.
5. He really, really wants writers and analysts to leave him alone and respect his need for privacy as he and his family focus on this choice and he focuses on getting his Liberty County team into the playoffs in Georgia. Unfortunately as a high-level recruit, people kind of assume that he wants all this attention, and that's definitely not the case. When he's ready to really discuss his choice, he will, but until then the more that people call him and message him the more he wants to not talk to anyone.
6. Urban Meyer, and the personal relationship he's developed with McMillan, is the single biggest asset Ohio State has in this recruitment.