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Posted On: 01/23/18 2:58 PM
A pure athlete on the football field and basketball court, Preston Milo is paving a way for himself.
The 2019 Holy Trinity guard is fresh off his junior football campaign at quarterback. The 6’1″, 185-pounder has no offers yet, but he’s drawn interest from The University of Tampa and Barry.
Milo’s goals this year are to win districts and regionals and help get his team back to Lakeland for the state tournament. He says he’s matured as an attacker and an overall defender thus far this season.
A year ago, the Tigers fell in the Class 5A region semifinals to rival Melbourne Central Catholic. The team went 21-7 overall.
Milo says going to the state final four the two years prior hurt Holy Trinity’s mindset and it made them think the route to Lakeland would be handed to them.
“That really hurt so coming into this year we had to start from scratch,” he said. “Our main goal this year is being consistent day in and day out. I’m most of proud of making it to the state championship game and making great friendships.”
Milo spent the last three summers playing for Team CP25. He says he’ll keep his options up here in a few months.
He pointed to his shooting, defense and physicality as his biggest strengths. He’s aiming to improve his vertical and wants everyone to know that he’s a great teammate and a blue collar worker.
Milo is part of a Holy Trinity group that seems to always contend. Along with senior guard Brandon Schwab and junior forwards Seth Coleman and Floyd Rideau, the Tigers have what it takes to make a deep run in 5A ball.