Name: Matt Milano
Weight: 218 lbs.
Hometown: Orlando, FL
High School: Dr. Phillips
2013 Stats: Appeared in all 13 games, recording a total of five tackles throughout the year. One tackle against North Carolina, New Mexico State and Maryland. A season-high two tackles against N.C. State.
2014 Stats: Played in 12 games during the season, recording 18 tackles including three tackles for loss. He had his first career sack against USC in the third quarter and recovered a fumble against Penn State
2015 Projections: This has the possibility of a break out year for Milano. After making two big plays against USC/Penn State it is clear he has a knack for making the big play. He is the perfect size tweener linebacker that Don Brown loves. I expect him to move up to the starting role on linebacker and making a handful of big plays this season.
Over/Under: Four Sacks
How'd He Get Here: A three-star recruit out of Florida, Matt choses the Eagles over claimed offers from Air Force, Arizona, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio) and Stony Brook. Recruited by Jeff Commisiong.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Matt on Twitter @MatthewMilanoo.
Outdoor showers are dope!— Matthew Milano (@MatthewMilanoo) July 4, 2015
Uniform History: The #28 jersey hasn't been all that popular over the years. Watertown guard Richard Gorman was the first to wear the number from 1926-28 and 1930. Safety Charlie Brennan (Bloomfield Hills, MI) wore the number from 1989-92. A pair of Eagles running backs -- Horace Dodd (2002-03) and Rolandan Finch (2009, 11-12) have worn the number in recent years. Oddly enough, another Orlando native, A.J. Brooks, wore the #28 jersey during the 2004, 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Get To Know A Dude 2014: LB Matt Milano (BC Interruption)
Dr. Phillips safety Matt Milano has waited his turn and now it's time (Orlando Sentinel)
Matt Milano Signs With Boston College (WFTV.com)
Boston College Football Recruiting: S Matt Milano Commits To The Eagles (BC Interruption)
What Does Addazio Think Of Him: On replacing two accomplished linebackers:
"Mike Strizak, Sean Duggan, Josh Keyes have all stepped in there. Matt Milano is a kid from Florida that came up and started out as a safety that we've kind of knocked down to that nickel-sam, sam-linebacker kind of guy. We feel great about these guys. They're all different positions. I just rattled off a will, a mike, a sam."
Here's Milano coming out of high school in Florida: