January 29, 2009

Jersey OL picks Hawkeyes

Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School offensive tackle Nolan MacMillan came to a decision on Thursday morning and will be heading to the Big Ten. The 6-foot-6, 284-pound Canadian will play for Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"It just came down to a comfort level," said MacMillan, who said it came down to Iowa, Boston College and Virginia. "I really liked the coaching staff -- coach Wilson, coach Ferentz and coach Morgan -- they made me feel at home and they are good people who will be there for a long time."

MacMillan also liked the reputation Iowa has developed for producing top offensive linemen.

"They develop them very well so that was a factor but not a huge one," he said. "More important to me was my comfort level with the coaches and the players. I loved Boston College and Virginia as well, but Iowa just felt better. And I know I made the right choice because I feel so good about it and relaxed now."

MacMillan played most of his high school ball in Canada and came to The Hun School to play for head coach Dave Dudeck and took his game to the next level.

"Hun has been great and the recruiting process for me was a quick one but was fun," he said. "I got so many offers so quickly that I had to make a quick decision but I felt good about how it went and am happy to be headed to the Big Ten."

MacMillan is ranked as the No. 45 prep player in the nation.

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