Iowa State rounded out its 2017 football class by getting a commitment out of wide receiver Tarique Milton (@ElamarDaGreat) on Wednesday. Milton’s signing makes him the 24th recruit in the class, and he joins fellow receivers Matthew Eaton and Josh Johnson as pass catchers to come into Ames this year.
#1 Tarique Milton will be signing a letter of intent to play Football at Iowa State University https://t.co/rtN1xQyq3a— Manatee Football (@ManateeFB) February 1, 2017
Milton is listed at a spry 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and his highlight reel reminds us of current Cyclones Deshaunte Jones and Trever Ryen — receivers under 6-feet tall that use their agility to get open for passes and extend the play with runs after catches. The Bradenton, Florida native held offers from a total of 17 Division I schools, including Louisville, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, and more.
With a .7993 rating on the 247Sports Composite, Milton is technically rated the lowest prospect in this year’s class. However, Iowa State’s staff reportedly “loves [Milton]” and he should be a future contender for playing time at the “M” position on offense. It’s likely that he’ll redshirt during the upcoming season, but if he impresses enough during camp, he could make his way onto the field during special teams situations, as it seems he’s a prime candidate to be a kick/punt returner at the next level.
If you’re interested, you can view highlights of Milton’s junior season at Manatee High School below. Warning: only view if you like touchdowns.