DUNCAN, S.C. - "I have decided to attend the University of Georgia."
That statement rang loud and clear a mere 90 miles down the road in Athens, Ga. when Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes cornerback Prince Miller announced that he has elected to play his college football for the University of Georgia over the next four years.
Miller has stated in recent weeks that he wanted to get his decision out of the way before the season started and today he and teammate Will Korn did just that at a press conference at Byrnes High School.
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Miller had narrowed down his list to Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee going into the press conference.
"I have been weighing out all of my options for a while now and it was tough to get to three schools, but in the end it was easy to chose Georgia," Miller said. "I really liked the coaches, the atmosphere and everything about it.
"It's close to home and they are a program that that is going to compete for conference and national championships. There is no question that Georgia was the best place for me and my family."
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Miller has helped lead Byrnes to three consecutive class AAAA titles, making the Rebels the Palmetto State's premier program. He is ranked as the No. 8 player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com.
"I will not be taking any other visits," Miller said. "I wanted to get this out of the way before my senior season. I will be able to focus on my grades and then helping my team.
Korn has already picked up scholarship offers from Florida, Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina. He's getting attention from many other college programs and is considered to be among the nation's top five signal-callers in the class of 2007.
Many thought that Korn was a lock to commit to the Clemson Tigers and as it turns out the masses were right.
"Clemson is the school for me, that is where I am going to go," Korn said. "I have decided to be a Clemson Tiger."
"The main thing for me was staying close to home," Korn said. "I wanted my family to be able to come and see me play anytime as well as coach Bentley and now they can. I love Clemson and their coaching staff and everything about it."
Korn has been participating in 7-on-7 camps all summer long leading them to three tournament titles and a semi-final appearance in the prestigious Southeastern Select 7-on-7 tournament in Hoover, Ala. last weekend.
"Clemson was the first school to offer me," Korn said. "They offered me a week after my sophomore year ended and there was very little doubt about where I would go after that. I feel in love with that place when I moved here in the fourth grade and have wanted to go there ever since."