He's one of the more impressive physical specimens in the country this year and he is high on the Gamecocks' list when it comes to interior defensive linemen. Yet the big man remains humble.
"I am surprised that some big name schools have offered me. I'm just surprised by the whole thing," said Mills in an earlier interview.
It does not surprise Tom Culpepper, considered one of the better evaluaters of talent in the southeast, that Mills is drawing so much attention.
"He, (Corey Mills), displays very good change of direction and quickness for a defensive tackle prospect. And he has good agility and leverage for play in the trenches," said Culpepper whose scouting service is one of the best according to the hundreds of D-1 coaches that subscribe.
So will Mills be an offensive lineman or defensive tackle at the next level?
"Some Division 1-A programs are projecting Mills as an offensive lineman but it is this my opinion that Mills can be a quality defensive lineman," Culpepper says. "Mills plays with good intensity which, coupled with his physical tools should make for a productive college career."
No doubt. So what may be one of the major deciding factors? GamecockInsider.com says it will be three biggies. Academics, coaching staffs and track programs. All three are strong points for USC in Mills' eyes.
Dave Roberts is the Gamecock coach recruiting Corey Mills for the Gamecocks, but do not be surprised if Curtis Frye becomes move heavily involved within the guidelines of the rules.
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As the season progresses and Mills settles into his senior season we will update you on his current feelings. At the moment we are giving him the leeway to take a break from the recruiting calls - we will be talking to him again shortly. In the meantime we are expecting Mills to visit during the weekend of the Virginia game.
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