College Bound: Reece Milligan

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For the past four years, Reece Milligan has been a standout athlete for the Wildcats in a plethora of sports — football, basketball and track. On Wednesday evening, Milligan signed a letter of intent to play collegiate football for head coach Curt Mallory and the Indiana State Sycamores.

A Q&A with Jasper senior Reece Milligan who will be playing football collegiately at Indiana State University.

What was the biggest factor into your decision to play football collegiately? It was back in freshman year, my dad and I we’re talking about playing for IU at one point which obviously wasn’t for me but I think it’s just my love for football which has really played into me making this decision.

What stood out about Indiana State over the other schools that you visited? I love what they’re building there, they have a lot of great young players and they’re building a great future there. Last year they were ranked nationally in the FCS and head coach (Curt) Mallory and I’m just really excited to get up there and get going.

During your time at Jasper, who or what do you feel most prepared you to play sports in college? I’ve got to say coach Tony Ahrens obviously, he did a great job of bringing me up through the high school level. I’ve got to thank coach (John) Goebel and coach (Kevin) Schipp as well - all of my coaches have helped to make me a better player.

What was your biggest accomplishment during your time at Jasper? Honestly, I think just being able to play three sports at a school as good as Jasper. You look at all the sports here and it seems like every single one here has a great tradition — I was lucky to play for three great programs.

If you could describe your high school athletic experience in one word, what would it be? There’s a lot of words I could say but I’ve got to go with outstanding — I’ve loved every second of it, it definitely lived up to all of my expectations and I’m sad it’s over but then I’m really blessed to have this opportunity.

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