Name: Matt Milano
Weight: 215 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 Projections: Milano will make the transition from safety to linebacker for BC after being recruited as a safety out of Dr. Phillips in Orlando (let's hope that transition goes as smoothly as it did for another recent HS defensive back-turned-NFL All-Pro linebacker). Milano will compete for starting minutes in the Eagles linebacking corps but I'm not expecting him to start. That's not to say he won't contribute as I expect to see Milano make an impact at both LB and on special teams in 2014.
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.
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.
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."
Highlights: Here's Milano coming out of high school in Florida: