Redshirt Senior Wide Recevier Matt Milton Showing Progress This Spring

Photo: 247Sports.com

Photo: 247Sports.com

Could Tennessee transfer Matt Milton finally make an impact for the University of Louisville football program?  If you listen to the buzz following Saturday’s spring practice scrimmage, you may begin to think so.

In early 2012 three once highly regarded prospects announced that they would transfer from their respective Southeastern Conference schools to the University of Louisville.  One of those transfers was former Tennessee Volunteer Matt Milton.

On paper Milton offered some excitement primarily because of his 6′-5″ frame.  After seeing what the program could get out of a guy like DeVante Parker, the thought of a guy on the opposite side even a few inches taller than Parker could be an impressive weapon for a couple of potentially dominant towering bookends to the wide receiving corp of the future.

Even though Milton was forced to sit out the 2012 season due to NCAA Transfer Rules, he still was able to practice with the team.  That year I only had the chance to see a couple of practices, but each time he appeared to have a raw, but impressive skill set.  I even recall one day coming away saying he was the most impressive receiver I had seen that day (amongst the likes of DeVante Parker, Michalee Harris, Eli Rogers, Andrell Smith and others).

The first season of eligibility for the Cards was this past season.  Unfortunately, a knee injury forced Matt to miss the entire spring, and eventually lead to a reduced roll and minimal production within his unit recording only one catch on the season for six yards in four appearances.

It’s still entirely too early to say if he will find his way on the field in an integral role, but it’s now or never for the Redshirt Senior with nothing to lose.

About JD Coffey

JD Coffey
JD Coffey joined on as a contributor for TheCardinalConnect.com in June of 2011. He is also a long time co-host of The Cardinal Connect podcast network. JD covers all Louisville sports, but focuses more on football and recruiting. Follow him on Twitter @JD_Coffey.

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