Mililani High QB McKenzie Milton accepted a football-scholarship offer from the Warriors yesterday.
Today, Milton — and his Mililani teammates and coaches — marched in a parade.
OK, OK, those two events are not related. But with the way Milton’s life has gone recently, hey, it would seem possible. Two weeks ago, Milton threw for 421 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 53-45 victory over Punahou in the state championship game. This past week, Milton, a junior, received a 2016 offer from the Warriors. Yesterday, he accepted.
This is one of the most important recruits for the Warriors. Here are reasons why:
> Milton is smart. Head coach Rod York said Milton often gets to his fourth progression before making a throw. That’s remarkable considering each of the receivers has up to four routes per play.
> His family has been UH season-ticket buyers for 26 seasons. He followed Timmy Chang long before Chang installed Mililani’s offense in 2010.
> Milton can pass. He can run. He can pass while running. “He’s definitely worth more than the price of admission,” York said.
> Milton already is a good UH teammate. “I hope a couple more guys from Hawaii will be willing to come along with me,” he said.
> York said he told UH coach Norm Chow: “I hope you know you’re getting a very special kid.”