Will Milton follow Frost to Nebraska?

It's a fair question: Will UCF sophomore quarterback McKenzie Milton leave the Knights and follow coach Scott Frost, the man who recruited him, to Nebraska? For the next month, Milton will be focused on his team's appearance in an as yet to be determined New Year's Day bowl game. Associated Press.

There is no evidence that UCF sophomore McKenzie Milton will follow coach Scott Frost to Nebraska, but there is no evidence that he won’t.

His father, Mark Milton, was asked the question via cell phone Saturday.

“He has a New Year’s Day Bowl game coming up, so that (question) is something he’s not even thinking about,” said Mark Milton, who stayed in Hawaii this weekend for business reasons while others in his family attended the Knights’ 62-55, double-overtime victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game. “He has a good thing going at UCF.”

Pressed a bit further, Mark Milton did not rule out McKenzie Milton leaving to play for the Cornhuskers, either. He watched his son lead UCF to victory on TV, with Mililani assistant coach Ma’a Tanuvasa as his guest.

“It reminded me of the (2014) state championship game win against Punahou, in a way,” he said. “They won it with a defensive stop.”

The speculation about McKenzie Milton, the Mililani alumnus, possibly going to Nebraska could heat up. A former Oregon assistant, Frost recruited Milton for the Ducks, and then when Frost was hired as the UCF coach, he immediately recruited Milton, who eventually decided to go to the Orlando school in a switch from an early commitment to Hawaii.

Milton, who showed his love for his home state by wearing an “808” sticker on the front of his helmet in the conference title game, has been a huge part of the turnaround at UCF, which went 0-12 two years ago and followed up with a 6-7 mark and an appearance in the Cure Bowl during Milton’s freshman year. Now, the Knights (12-0) are conference champions and are ranked 14th in the nation with a likely Peach Bowl appearance left.

While the game was in overtime, it was announced on TV that Frost had earlier accepted a deal to coach Nebraska, his alma mater.

Mark Milton did bring up something else about the unknown: “We don’t know who the coach is going to be (at UCF).”

McKenzie Milton has three years and two more seasons of college eligibility left.


  1. Talent Saint December 2, 2017 4:58 pm

    All the UCF players have their area code on their helmets

  2. Too Meke 2 December 2, 2017 8:15 pm

    anywaaays (808) thinks the ILH conspiracy is keeping UCF out of the Final 4 for the title.

  3. Coach C December 2, 2017 9:31 pm

    Yes,he goes to Nebraska. UCF and Memphis don’t practice defense. Of all the players that made UCF undefeated ,Milton is the one.
    Good ting he never went UH. That’s okay they going get Cordeiro.

  4. Grabum.by.da.puppy December 2, 2017 10:40 pm

    proof local boys gotta go mainland to excell, if he went uh it would had been a career stopper

  5. Ray Takahashi December 3, 2017 5:37 am

    Ah Yat & Gabriel were the last “successful” LOCAL GROWN QB that did well at UH. Would Milton, Tagovailoa, Ta’amu flourish with THIS WR crew? Better WR recruitment and defense…and hope for a feature RB…maybe and only maybe will any Local boy QB will stay home

  6. Big island Warrior fan December 3, 2017 8:35 am

    The last successful “local” QB at UH was Bryant Moniz in 2010. They won a share of the WAC championship. Hopefully we can keep more local boys home to play for the Warriors.

  7. anywaaaays!! December 4, 2017 11:27 am

    I’m flattered that Too Meke 2 thinks about me. But everyone knows I only comment on Kahuku articles. And the ILH conspiracy does not extend to college football. duh.


  8. "UNITY=STRENGTH" December 4, 2017 12:18 pm

    Nebraska Cornhuskers was a dream could be a reality for Milton if he has a chance to go the Big Ten he should go in a heart beat these two teams would never meet so it would not be a conflict of interest but I would make sure I would have playing time before I decided.:)

  9. Knation December 6, 2017 7:50 am

    That’s my team the cornhuskers. Always been a big fan of Milton. Hope he follows frost and will look better in red😉. Cheeehuuu Go big red!!!

  10. Mike Riley January 3, 2018 12:11 pm

    Transferring would be pretty touch now that Nebraska has Adrian Martinez. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like for Milton to sit out a year and watch other quarterbacks try SF’s system. He might not even win the starting role after his sit-out year.

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