USC continues to work the state of Florida hard and two of their recent offers in the Sunshine State, DE Deonte Anderson (6-4 215) of Fort Meade and CB Tavoris Miller (6-0 160) of Miami, continue to hear regularly from the Gamecock coaches. Anderson is coming off a season of 40 tackles and 14 sacks. His pass rushing ability is what caught the eye of Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp.
“He said he likes the way that I get off the ball and how explosive I am,” Anderson said. “He said I can be one of their go to players on defense.”
Anderson has not yet visited USC but he hopes to do so once the visit embargo is lifted. But the offer was enough to push the Gamecocks to the top of his list.
“They are on the top, near the top, because that’s my first SEC offer,” Anderson said. “That’s very important. Nebraska and West Virginia are up there with them.”
Anderson, who is also a basketball player, was offered Sunday by East Carolina. He also has offers from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Marshall, UCF, West Virginia and Cincinnati.
Miller has visited USC once and that was with his travel basketball team. He also hopes to get back once the travel restrictions are lifted. He’s a multi-position player who never comes off the field. He’s used a running back, receiver, safety and kick returner. But he talks with USC defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and he likes him as a corner.
“I’ve been talking to the UM coach, and all the coaches I’ve been offered by, and more coaches,” Miller said. “Coach TRob (Travaris Robinson) said he liked my film and I could be a corner for South Carolina.”
Before Miller can focus on his recruiting, he has to resolve his eligibility situation for this season. Miller said with his birthday in June, he will be above the age limit for high school football in Florida. His coaches are appealing to their high school association and Miller said he’s confident they will win the appeal.
Miller also holds offers from Miami, Illinois, USF, Indiana, Kansas, Coastal Carolina, Troy, FIU, Western Kentucky and Tennessee State.