"I never committed to Memphis"
And with that, Darius has publicly announced, that he is not and never was committed to Memphis.
Myers just got in from his official visit from Ole Miss and is headed for an official visit this afternoon to Tennessee.
The race for Myers' signature looks to be down to Ole Miss and Tennessee.
The following information was revealed during our interview with Darius Myers:
Did you get in from your official visit from Ole Miss? "Yea, I am driving back right now."
Who went with you? "My mother and stepfather, but they had leave back to work. It was a lot of fun. I like their campus and facilities. I got to see what it is like. It was cool."
How did your parents like Ole Miss? "They loved it. They loved their coaching staff and facilities. They really like Ole Miss. They also like how close it is from home and being in the SEC. They have always wanted me to have a chance to play in the SEC. But most of all, they like the plan they had for me to become eligible next season."
Was that important for you? "Yea, very important. No other college has a plan like they have for me. They just liked learning how they were going to help me become eligible. It was very good, surprising, exciting. I am real excited about their plan for me."
What else did you learn about Ole Miss during your trip? "The Hotty Toddy song (laugh). That was a trip. I went to a basketball game while I was there. I saw the type of support they give for their team, and it was only women's basketball. I went inside their stadium and saw that SEC logo, that gave me chills."
Who was your host? "Tre Stallings. He is real cool. He is true. He made me feel at home, and feel like Ole Miss is the place for me."
How did your meeting with Coach Orgeron go? "Yea, it was a good meeting. I told him I was going to wait until signing day. He understood. He knows about all of the troubles I have had with the commitment thing with Memphis and their media. I did not like how they handled it, so I am going to just wait until signing day so they do not hassle me anymore."
What troubles are you speaking about? "Some dude from the Commercial Appeal called me after I visited. I told him that I was ready, and then the next day I get up and look at their paper, and they said I committed. I was like, man, what have these people done to me. The people in the media around here, well, lets just say they want you to be at Memphis more than you do. And besides, I told their staff (at Memphis) that I wanted to visit out some SEC schools, to see if I fit in, and they did not understand. I have always dreamed of playing in the SEC. They knew that but did not care."
Where does Ole Miss now stand with you? "They stand strong, but don't go reporting that I committed like they did (laugh). No man, for real, I have not been to Tennessee yet, but I really do like OIe Miss a lot. I will probably know something when I get back from my trip from Tennessee."
lot. I will probably know something when I get back from my trip from Tennessee."
When do you leave for Tennessee? "I am leaving at 3:00 pm today with my mother and stepfather."
Are you flying or driving? "We are renting a car and driving up there."
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