Byrnes coach Bobby Bentley said this afternoon DE Corey Miller is still at Tennessee and will wait until the Vols hire a new coach before deciding on his plans. Miller has been in Knoxville since the start of the week and has not yet attended classes. That, apparently, still gives him the option to go elsewhere without penalty if he so chooses. If Miller does decide to go elsewhere, USC is believed to be one of the schools he will consider.
Clemson recruiter and defensive line coach Dan Brooks talked on the phone Thursday morning with Beaufort LB Justin Parker (6-3 230). Parker made his official visit to Clemson last weekend and wrote in his recruiting diary this week that Clemson is out in front of USC and LSU at this point. USC recruiter Shane Beamer also has been in touch with Parker this week. Parker does not have an official visit scheduled for this weekend. He’s already taken his official visit to USC and the Gamecocks are working him to come in for an unofficial visit this weekend, their biggest recruiting weekend of the season. Parker, who has gotten good reports back on his grades, will take the SAT next weekend and is considering taking an official visit to LSU after that. He’s scheduled to visit Georgia Tech January 29th.
LB Darius Lipford (6-4 210) of Lenoir, NC will take his official visit to North Carolina this weekend. He has been committed to the Tar Heels and said Wednesday night he’s still firm with them. Lipford visited Clemson last weekend. He said after the visit he enjoyed his trip but was planning to stick with his North Carolina commitment, and he said last night nothing had changed.
DL Calvin Smith of Miami, who de-committed from Tennessee following the departure of Lane Kiffin, is once again back on USC’s board. USC recruiter Jeep Hunter had been recruiting Smith prior to his commitment and is expected to get back in touch. Smith had considered taking an official visit to USC before his commitment to Tennessee.
DL Ethan Farmer (6-4 275) of Tabor City, NC makes his official visit to Clemson this weekend with his parents. Farmer is uncommitted at the point with a lean to North Carolina, but he wants to give Clemson a thorough examination. “I want to check out the atmosphere and see if it’s where I want to spend my next 4-5 years,” Farmer said. “I want to see what position they my play me. I don’t know where I’m going to commit right now. I want to find out more about Clemson.” Farmer will visit North Carolina January 22nd and is scheduled to visit NC State on the 29th.” This season he had 85 tackles with 27 tackles for loss and five sacks.