Byrnes Sophomore Discusses Clemson Offer

Earlier this month at the Scout.com/Under-Armour combine, Byrnes sophomore Corey Miller showed why he is considered one of the nation's top defensive ends for the class of 2010.

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6-4, 225 pound rising junior Corey Miller got some good news when two Clemson coaches visited last Friday.

"Coach Napier has been talking to my coach for a while," he told CUTigers.com. "He came to spring practice and watched me. He told me he would come back and bring the defensive coordinator.

"He came back on Friday with coach Vic. He said coach Vic fell in love with me and Brandon. He said we are the type of kids they are looking for at Clemson. They told our coach that we both have offers."

The early offer from the Tigers was a good surprise.

"I was excited. I was surprised to get it so early," said Miller.

One other team has given the super sophomore a verbal offer, but expect that to change quickly.

"Texas A&M told our coach that we have an offer. We are starting to hear from some other schools. Georgia, Florida State, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee are all showing interest,' said Miller.

The star defensive end showed at the Scout.com/Under-Armour combine in Charlotte that he will be a Scout 300 player next year.

He officially checked in at 6-feet-4 inches tall, 220 pounds and ran a 4.69 in his second attempt in the 40-yard dash.

Impressive indeed.

"It was nice out there. It was a new experience for me. I really enjoyed it," said Miller of the trip.

Clemson fans will be pleased to know Miller grew up pulling for the Tigers, but he also keeps an eye on another school from the ACC as well.

"With me growing up in South Carolina, Clemson was always one of the schools I pulled for. I have always been a big fan of Florida State," said Miller.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Miller responded, "I think it is too early for me to say. I haven't really been on any visits yet.

"I think I will wait a while. I don't really want to make an early decision. I want to make sure that I am making the right decision."

One SEC power has received several visits from the future 4-star prospect.

"Georgia is the one I have been to the most. I camped at Georgia last summer for the three day camp. I also went to a Kentucky game down there last year. I am going back to Georgia for the one day camp on June 14," said Miller.

Quickness is one of the strengths of this prize recruit.

"I feel like my strengths are that I get off the ball quickly. I use my hands well. I am faster than most offensive lineman," said Miller.

Considering the large number of players Byrnes has put into the FBS ranks in recent years, it stands to reason Miller could be pulled in several directions in the coming years. Which former teammates may have the biggest influence on his college destination?

"You know I never got to know Prince [Miller] so he won't have much of an impact," he said. "I have played with Everett [Dawkins] for two years so we are close. Will [Korn] and Chad [Deihl] are close to me. They were our team leaders. Chad use to mentor me at Byrnes. I think Chad and Will might have an impact on me."

Speaking of Diehl, the current H-Back at Clemson spoke with Miller on Monday.

"I talked to Chad today," he said. "He congratulated me for the offer. He was real happy for me. He said he hoped I would come to Clemson with him some day."

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