Joe Milton is expected to sign Wednesday with the Michigan football program, and he has said he plans to enroll for the spring 2018 semester.
Milton is a 4-star quarterback from Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla. He’s also become one of the Wolverines’ more intriguing commits, especially with the recent news that quarterback Shea Patterson will transfer to Michigan in the spring semester.
Meet Joe Milton
Some were surprised when quarterback Kevin Doyle announced his commitment to Michigan in September, but Milton didn’t waver in his commitment. Instead, he has emphasized it several times, even before Doyle came into the picture.
Milton announced in the summer that he would not be able to make it to the Wolverines’ annual recruiting barbecue in July because of a previous family commitment. Milton, however, told Land of 10 that he was “100 percent locked in” to his commitment.
Following Olympia’s senior night in November, Milton again reiterated his commitment.
“1000% committed to The Real UM,” Milton posted on Twitter.
Then, last month, he told Land of 10: “I’ll be going to Michigan on Dec. 31.”
Milton verbally committed in May and likely will redshirt his freshman year as a means for development. At 6-foot-5½, 230 pounds, Milton has size, arm strength, athleticism and mobility. He fits the mold of recent Wolverines quarterbacks such as Jake Rudock and Wilton Speight, as well as incoming freshman Dylan McCaffrey.
Milton threw for 1,317 yards in nine games in 2017, completing 90 of 188 pass attempts with 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He added 59 carries for 262 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Michigan’s coaches got their best look at Milton in June when he attended a satellite camp at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton — Milton’s primary contact in the recruiting process — worked with Milton at the camp.