After missing out on several high-profile targets, Boston College basketball head coach Jim Christian is finally on the board in 2015; landing Oviedo High School shooting guard Matt Milon.
The 6-foot-4, 180 pound guard out of Florida took an official visit to the Heights over the weekend and obviously liked what he saw. Milon commits to the Eagles over 11 other claimed offers, including Auburn, Florida State, Harvard, Purdue, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech and Wichita State, among others. An impressive offer sheet to be sure.
The recruiting services are mixed on where Milon ranks. ESPN ranks the SG as a 4-star recruit with an overall score of 80 -- 44th at his position and 15th in the state of Florida. He's considered a 3-star commit per both Rivals and Scout and is not yet rated by 247Sports.
Oviedo HS head coach Ed Kershner recently sat down with sourcehoops.com to talk about Milon.
"Matt is the best shooter I have ever coached. Last year he averaged over 18 points a game in leading us to the state title. He's more than just a guy that stands in the corner and waits for kick-outs. He is our hardest worker and leads by example. I'm hoping as a senior he will be more vocal in his leadership."
"Matt has worked very hard to improve his strength since he arrived as a freshman. He also is a great student of the game. What is impressive is that he not only has improved his overall game but Matt has been able improve within the structure of the team. When he comes into the gym to work out, he will spend his time on working to improve his weak points and not just work on things he already does well."
Hopefully with their first verbal commitment in the 2015 class secured, the staff will be able to build some momentum on the recruiting trail as we march towards signing day. PF Josh Sharma (Northfield, MA) and PF Aaron Falzon (Southborough, MA) remain two of the 2015 targets high on the new coaching staff's radar.
You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMilon. Welcome to the Heights, Matt.