If you’re first year Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Justin Fuente — taking over a storied football program from a legendary coach — what do you hope for from a rising sophomore running back? Well if that back is Travon McMillian, the answer is a lot. McMillian was named VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year after scoring 8 touchdowns and gaining over 1,000 yards rushing last year, starting in just seven games. McMillian is an awesome physical presence who “posted a 350-pound bench press, a 400-pound squat and a 36-inch vertical jump” during his redshirt season in 2014-15, according to Hokies media. The best news for Hokies fans? Fuentes believes that McMillian has gotten way better this summer.
Asked about McMillian at a press conference, Feunte said: “I will say this; Travon has had a really good summer. I’m excited about the progress he’s made. I see him moving with more confidence. There was something there in the spring. He was uncertain or unsure or not completely healthy, whatever it was. I’ve seen him rekindled this summer and that has me excited – not that I wasn’t excited before, but he’s had a good summer and he looks good.”