Merling Will Visit 4

Phillip Merling, one of the top tight ends in the Southeast, has decided on 4 of his official visits. Where do the Tigers stand with the former Calhoun County standout? We've got all the details on his visits and his interest in coming back to the Palmetto state in this recruiting Q&A.

TE Phillip Merling
6-6, 240, 4.6
Cordova High School
Cordova, Tennessee

Do you have a leader at this point?
Merling: No, not right now.

Who are your favorites?
Merling: Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas.

Are you interested in getting back to South Carolina to attend college after moving to Tennessee?
Merling: That's in my mind a little bit. I will go wherever I fit the best and where I can play early.

What position are the Tigers recruiting you to play?
Merling: They are recruiting me as a tight end.

Who is recruiting you for Clemson?
Merling: Coach Brad Scott is my recruiting coach from Clemson.

Where do you plan to take your official visits?
Merling: Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arkansas.

When do you expect to make your commitment?
Merling: I plan to announce my decision on signing day.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding tight end from Tennessee, right up through signing day 2004.

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