Kendall Milton took a handoff in his second game of the season last Friday night and scampered for 25 yards. It might be the one time where a 5-star RB finishing a Friday night with a 25-yard average per rush attempt is not an overall good thing.
Then he shook his head. Something didn’t feel quite right. The thinking man’s 5-star RB from California opted to do a quick calculation in his head about what felt like a pulled quadricep muscle.
- He’d been getting a lot of work in summer and fall camp for Buchanan
- That included 27 carries in a season-opening loss to a Narbonne team packed with college prospects.
- The feeling was that Milton wouldn’t need seven carries to lead his team to a win against local rival Bullard this past Friday night
- Milton opted to pull himself from the game as a precautionary measure
Milton’s father, Chris, made it clear that this was not much to worry about. It should be effectively termed as a calculated move made by his son. The logic at play there was not to push it to win the second game of the season.
“It has been nagging him,” Chris Milton said.
Look for him to be a questionable option for this week’s game against Edison, too. There is a big game on the horizon against Liberty High on Sept. 12. The smart play might be to rest him to get ready for that tilt.
“That might actually be the plan,” Milton added. “But it is not serious enough for him to have to miss it. He just needs to rest it for a little while.”
Kendall Milton had an intelligent comeback on social media
This is a moment for DawgNation to just share a status update on one of the core members of the 2020 recruiting class.
Not a time to inspire clicks or any Fred G. Sanford level heart palpations about the next “End Zone Stalker” or “Show Dawg” for running backs coach Dell McGee in Athens.
Milton said his son actually termed it as a “business decision” made to keep him fresh for the most important games to come of his senior season.
There was also an impressive moment for Milton on social media of late. It came while he answered a question on an Instagram Live feed about why he chose to play for the Bulldogs.
Lol.. Yeah… Taught the young DAWG well.. @therealkmilt is READY for this ride.. I love when others can see it… Fathers put in time with your boys. The world will definitely TRY them. Make sure they're READY!!! pic.twitter.com/9ed3bE60mP
— Chris Milton (@fatherofballers) September 1, 2019
It is hard to believe Milton chose to commit to Georgia a little over a month ago. It seems like at least a couple of months since that date.
He did so with a Bulldog-themed commitment video fueled by a rap track by his cousin.