The “Juice County” takeover within the Arizona Wildcats football program won’t have the complete trio, after four-star wide receiver Tetairoa “T-Mac” McMillan announced his commitment to the Oregon Ducks Monday evening.
McMillan, one of the top wide receivers in the 2022 recruiting class, included the Wildcats as a finalist and visited the UA in June with his Anaheim (California) Servite High School teammates — and Arizona commits — quarterback Noah Fifita and tight end Keyan Burnett. USC was also a finalist to land McMillan.
The Orange County — also known as Juice County — standouts notably took photos together holding oranges and drinking orange juice with members of Arizona’s coaching staff.
“I loved it out there and had a great visit. For me, going out there with Noah and Keyan was really special because I could definitely feel the three of us possibly going there together,” McMillan told 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “The coaching staff and the environment is just unbelievable. Coach (Jedd) Fisch is such an incredible person and he really cares for the players as well as his coaching staff.”
Arizona made a strong for push for the All-American McMillan, who is rated by 247Sports as the fifth-best wide receiver in the 2022 recruiting class, but the Ducks outlasted the UA in the recruiting race. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound McMillan told Sports Illustrated in June that he’s developed a close relationship with Oregon wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
“He’s definitely one of the best in the business and I feel like he can develop me into a receiver,” McMillan said. “The first time we talked about football was on the official visit. I hadn’t gotten to experience his schemes and knowledge of the game. He’s a good person and just got to know me.”
With McMillan now at Oregon, the Wildcats’ lone wide receiver commit is former UCLA pledge AJ Jones. Arizona has two tight end commits in Burnett, the highest-rated player at the position to join the Wildcats since Rob Gronkowski in 2007, and Phoenix Brophy College Prep star Tyler Powell.
Arizona has 14 commits for 2022.
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