Gamecocks Hunting Defensive Linemen Nationwide

It is obvious that the Gamecock coaches intend to continue signing top quality defensive linemen in future classes. And these two prospects would add stars to the next class ...

A sleeper in North Carolina, Gerard Miller has three offers and could have more to come.

West Craven (NC) defensive end Gerard Miller surprised people with his showing at a recent combine, but it is nothing new for several regional schools.

"East Carolina, North Carolina State, and North Carolina have offered me," says the 6-foot-4, 255 pounder, who says he is open to all the schools. "East Carolina is close to home, NC State has, by far, one of the best facilities I have seen, and North Carolina is my childhood favorite."

Maryland, South Carolina, and Marshall have also contacted Miller and are in the running. However, it will be a while before he makes any decision.

"I want to wait it out and see what other offers come up, and I may just wait until signing day."

A defensive end in high school, he is also open to his position at the next level.

"I would love to play defensive end, but I could play linebacker, tight end, or even defensive tackle. Last year, I had 10 sacks, 80 tackles, and four touchdowns on offense. I am also benching 340 pounds and squatting 435."

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Corey Mills - Defensive Lineman

Defensive Line
6-5/260/4.8
Memphis, TN - Christian Brothers


School Preferences: Wide Open

Offers: Memphis, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss

Summer Camps: Ole Miss, Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee

Strength Numbers: Bench 360, Squat 505

Corey Mills is one of the top defensive line prospects in the state of Tennessee this year. At 6-5 and 260 pounds he plays defensive end for Christian Brothers in Memphis, but he is likely to move to defensive tackle on the next level. That move would suit Mills just fine.

"As long as I get to play defense, I'm happy," said Mills. "I just like the hitting on defense."

Mills was named 1st Team All-State as a junior, and he is a finalist for the regional Defensive Player of the Year award that will be announced in June. He currently has scholarship offers from Memphis, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss, but he isn't ready to start naming favorites.

"I'm pretty wide open right now. The camps that I want to go to this summer are Ole Miss, Florida, Auburn, and I might go back to Tennessee. I went to Tennessee's camp last summer."

Mills moves very well with a 4.8 forty, and it is not hard to picture him at 6-6 and 300 pounds in a very short time in college. He will be a force on the defensive line in college with his combination of size, strength and quickness.

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