Matt Milton shines early for UT

Matt Milton - midterm enrollee

Matt Milton - midterm enrollee

KNOXVILLE -- At an imposing 6-foot-6, 207 pounds, January wide receiver addition Matt Milton looks the part of an immediate impact player for Tennessee.

Milton, who continues to offset his inexperience with big plays near the goalline, caught two short touchdown passes last weekend in the Volunteers' second major spring scrimmage.

At the very least, the highly-touted newcomer from Illinois seems an attractive red-zone target.

"That's what we're hoping," said associate head coach Charlie Baggett, who handles UT's receivers. "Anytime you get a kid that's that size, and has that kind of strength and athletic ability, you've got to try to find ways to use him. We're going to try to, but it just depends on how well he can come along, and how quickly he can learn, and we're still in the process of doing that."

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Muscle_Shoals_Vol writes:

I can't wait to see this young man be a difference maker

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

Hey Shoals Vol, I am an old time UNA grad. How's the fishing on the Tn?

Milton should be a great target for Simms. Hope they can work things out.

Cldvols1 writes:

Looking forward to watching this monster of a receiver make some big plays for the Vols. I can only imagine what he's going to look like when he's a junior or senior and he's had a few years of training and weightlifting. Big things to come, literally! Go Vols!!!

Cldvols1 writes:

Speaking of Shoals, my wife's from there. Her family still lives in Sheffield and she got her undergrad at UNA. Got her Masters at Alabama and now works for Auburn so you can imagine.haha

10volunteers98 writes:

Best of luck,Matt.I like this young man.He commited to the Vols and never wavered.Unlike Cobbs,or that other kid who de-commited and followed Lame Kitten to USC.Apparently,he wasn`t the sharpest tool in the shed,anyway.GO,VOLS!!!

volsnationalchamps writes:

This should be our go to guy for goal line situations, lob it up and Touchdown!!! GO VOLS

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givehim6 writes:

in response to jhayes0926#638474:

Hey Shoals Vol, I am an old time UNA grad. How's the fishing on the Tn?

Milton should be a great target for Simms. Hope they can work things out.

I read on goVols once Milton was one of Brays favrot targets, now that's going to be a a future dynamic duo.

Volunatic writes:

I really like hearing this stuff about Milton. He could be one of the greats. I'd love to see UT return to being WR U.

DaddyVol writes:

Hope Matt turns out to be more reserved and humble than Kelley Washington...and...the "Dude With the Tude" Carl Pickens.

Each day, it seems as though things are looking up.

Let's show H-U-G-E support Saturday and fill the stadium!!!!!!!

Vols1998 writes:

Does anyone know what his vertical leap is?

GBO!!

CoverOrange writes:

What's a "January Wide Receiver"? Is that like "Mr. October"?

Good article by Wes.

bigorange61 writes:

in response to Vols1998:

Does anyone know what his vertical leap is?

GBO!!

Article on Scout says he claims to have a 38 inch vertical jump.

adamsmith5529#630125 writes:

looks like Marcus Nash. tall fast with a long stride. i just hope he can catch like Nash

finn writes:

Can you imagine this guy at running back?? if he is able to hit his stride, I can't imagine many 5'9" d-backs running him down. As good as Milton and Meline are shaping up, remember, DaRick and Hunter have not even hit the field and that's only the freshman!!! Welcome back, Wide Receiver U...

RammerJammer123 writes:

Will not matter with a hand me down qb and pathetic o line.

Titans_Vols777 writes:

yawn

tnsportsman writes:

in response to DaddyVol:

Hope Matt turns out to be more reserved and humble than Kelley Washington...and...the "Dude With the Tude" Carl Pickens.

Each day, it seems as though things are looking up.

Let's show H-U-G-E support Saturday and fill the stadium!!!!!!!

Let's do it DaddyVol! Let's fill it up WE ARE UT!

Man with this WR Group and RB's, I could complete passes, LOL! Matt Simms will get it worked out and be on track with these WR's!

GO VOLS!

gbeejr#1354500 writes:

in response to DaddyVol:

Hope Matt turns out to be more reserved and humble than Kelley Washington...and...the "Dude With the Tude" Carl Pickens.

Each day, it seems as though things are looking up.

Let's show H-U-G-E support Saturday and fill the stadium!!!!!!!

Agree about Washington, but I don't recall Pickens popping off. I remember Pickens was a team player, he would line up wherever he was told (offense or defense) and played like a All-Star. So even if he did talk some smack or whatever (which I don't remember), he sure would have been able to back it up. He just may have been the best all-round football player we ever had.

69grad writes:

I can hear the voice of John Ward now: "Give him six!"

wsmows writes:

Wes Rucker does great work,he'd get ya fired up if Betty White played center and was doing good at practice.

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

It's amazing. The Tuscaloosers have replaced the gay-turs this year at this time. Talking SHIrT now that you won a trophy.

Let me guess. Milton will NEVER be a Julio Jones even though none of us have seen him take a college snap. I know one thing, UT shut down that bamma WR last year........OVERRATED.

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