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Milon plans decision after summer

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Three-star Q6 All-Star shooting guard Matt Milon continues to improve and help his team win games, and the junior from Oviedo (Fla.) High has seen his recruitment blow up during the spring. The increased attention hasn't phased the laid back Milon one bit.
"I'm taking it all in stride," Milon said. "It can be hectic at times with coaches calling and trying to call them all back; sometimes I call them the next day. I'm usually pretty good with [returning calls]."
Once known as a very good catch-and-shoot player with deep range, Milon has added strength and rounded out his game.
"I realized that teams clamp up on you once they realize you can shoot," he said. "So to be effective, I realized I have to do other stuff. I credit my trainers for helping me, especially Adrian Davila. He's really good with combo guards; I work a lot with him. I'm just trying to keep getting better."
Listing offers from Creighton, Purdue, Florida State, Stanford, Boston College, Wichita State, George Mason, UCF, Rhode Island, Oregon State, Harvard, Davidson, Rice, Auburn, Appalachian State and Western Kentucky, the Florida Class 7A Player of The Year is also getting interest from other ACC, Big Ten and SEC schools.
"My recruitment is wide open," he said. "I'm not going to narrow down my list until after the July period. Hopefully, I'll play well in that and pick up more offers, keep working hard and hopefully everything takes care of itself."
Milon has already made unofficial visits to Miami, Florida State, Creighton, Clemson, Stanford and Purdue. He iss on Central Florida's campus frequently as his parents work there, and he hopes to take some more unofficial visits next month. Milon will trim his list sometime after July but gave no indication which schools will likely make the cut.
"My parents and I are discussing taking some unofficials during June, then after July I plan official visits and maybe some more unofficials and go from there. I want to commit before [high school] season starts and sign in November."
When the time comes for Milon to make his choice, he knows the factors on which he will be basing that decision.
"Style of play is a big thing for me so that I fit in," Milon said. "The relationship with the coaching staff, the campus environment ... the school size doesn't matter, as long as there is stuff to do and you're not in the middle of nowhere. Distance isn't a big problem for me either. I'm kind of leaning toward pre-med, but I haven't chosen what I'd like to major in exactly."
Russ Wood is a basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com and Inside the Gators. You can click here to follow him on Twitter..
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