Instate LB/DE/TE Gaining Momentum

The last we heard, this prospect was thinking of following Chris Rumph to Memphis? So what's the latest? ...

The offer list for Philip Merling now includes Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina, but that may change soon as Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Michigan State are showing interest.

Merling continues to list Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky as his top 4, but it sounds like the in-state schools may have an advantage. "Clemson and South Carolina are recruiting me the hardest. I will probably stay in-state."

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