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Charlotte NFTC Notebook

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was 41 degrees.

Five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan will visit Ohio State next.

It was windy.

And yes, it rained throughout much of the day.

But as awful as the conditions were at Sunday's star-studded Charlotte Nike Football Training Camp, five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County didn't complain.

"I've played in worse," the country's No. 1 inside linebacker prospect told 247Sports. "It was pouring down rain once at a game in Hinesville."

The said, the weather did present some issues. For McMillan … and for everyone else that showed up and braved the elements.

'Besides the fact your hands and toes started getting numb, you weren't able to plant like you wanted to, and your coverage wasn't as crisp."

McMillan, the No. 18 prospect in the 247Composite, arguably was the top draw at the camp, which featured several other big-name prospects.

Not that long ago, he called Ohio State his leader and said Clemson was a very close second. But after Sunday's camp, McMillan said he no longer has a leader and is in the process of assessing things.

McMillan said Alabama and Florida have made a move.

"I don't have a top anything right now," McMillan said. "I'm just waiting until after I make my next visit to Ohio State, then I'll have a top five."

That visit will take place April 1-3, according to McMillan.

Already this year, McMillan has visited Alabama, Clemson and Florida. The Tigers have been a factor since the early stages of McMillan's recruitment, but the Tide and Gators are fairly new to the picture.

"Alabama and Florida are making a run to be in the top five," McMillan said.

Back to Ohio State for a moment. McMillan had once planned to have his parents travel with him to Columbus, Ohio., this summer. Sunday, he said they likely will make that trip when he officials to Ohio State instead.

McMillan plans to announce his decision at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.


Four-star running back Elijah Hood of Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) said after Sunday's action that one team stands out at the moment, and it's North Carolina.

Elijah Hood says UNC stands out at the moment.

"They've been recruiting me since I was kind of young in my high school career," Hood said. "I have a great relationship with their coaches and stuff. I like the school, and love the program in general."

Hood, No. 56 in the 247Composite, recently visited the Tar Heels for the UNC-Duke hoops game, and was impressed.

For what it's worth, he said he doesn't mind that North Carolina just signed some talented backs in February, notably four-star prospect T.J. Logan.

"I have no problem with that," Hood said. "It just shows me that's what kind of player they're trying to get in there. Also, me and T.J. are two totally different kinds of backs.

According to Hood, Georgia, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech also are factors.


Top247 offensive tackle Bentley Spain of Charlotte (N.C.) Providence, one of the most heavily recruited players in the Carolinas, had an outstanding day, easily winning all of his one-on-one reps in pretty dominant fashion.

On the recruiting front, Spain no longer is answering questions about the teams involved.

However, he did inform 247Sports a decision could come this summer.

Some believe South Carolina is the team to beat. But schools such as North Carolina and Stanford also seem to be factors.

The 6-feet-6 Spain said he weighed in at 293 pounds Sunday, which is up slightly from his playing weight when the 2012 season began. He missed most of his junior year after fracturing a bone in his left knee in the season opener.

Spring practice begins in two weeks at Providence, and Spain, the No 100 overall prospect and No. 9 tackle in the 247Composite, now is 100 percent.

"I'm very excited," he said.


Four-star defensive end Kentavius Street of Greenville (N.C.) J.H. Rose, the No. 37 recruit in the 247Composite, was not thrilled with his showing Sunday, especially after he struggled a little bit in one-on-ones.

But Street was not deterred. Instead, he was determined to learn from the experience.

"I've got to work on my hands," he said. "I faced offensive linemen that were in stances I haven't seen before. I guess I've got to go look at more film and all the stances linemen use."

Street currently has Georgia on top with Florida State and Clemson after the Bulldogs.

His next visit will be to Virginia Tech on April 13. "They're probably my fourth school," Street said of the Hokies.

Street plans to travel to Florida State and Georgia in May.


*2015 defensive end Michael Barnett of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland claims an early offer from Virginia Tech, which came last November. "I was ecstatic about it," the 6-feet-4, 245-pound Barnett said. Barnett plans to visit the Hokies during his upcoming spring break. His recruitment at Virginia Tech is being handled by assistant Charley Wiles. "He's visited the school like three times," Barnett said. Barnett also is hearing from Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina. When asked which school might be the next to offer, Barnett replied, "North Carolina."

*2015 quarterback Tyler Queen of Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb, one of the more solid signal callers on hand Sunday, has a couple of offers and is hearing from programs such as Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Georgia. He recently visited the Bulldogs for junior day. "I love Georgia," Queen said. "I talked to [Georgia offensive coordinator Mike] Bobo for awhile. He wants me to come back out for Dawg Night this year, just keep getting stronger, and just keep doing what I'm doing." The 6-feet-2, 225-pounder passed for 2,607 yards in 20112 and rushed for 942 more.

*Receiver Jonathan Duhart of Midlothian (Va.) Manchester visited Virginia Tech on Saturday and said he is getting good feedback from the Hokies. "They say they're going to offer me soon," Duhart said. "Them and Maryland want to see my speed. They say on film I look explosive. But they want to see me [run] in person." Duhart plans to camp at both schools. In the meantime, the 6-feet-3, 200-pound prospect claims offers from Rutgers, Marshall, Ohio, Charlotte and Old Dominion.

*Offensive tackle Christian Taylor, a 6-feet-5, 360-pounder from Lexington (S.C.) White Knoll, has offers from N.C. State and Coastal Carolina, along with strong interest from schools such as Georgia Tech. Additionally, he is hearing from a handful of programs from both the ACC and SEC.

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