Cordova (Tenn.) offensive guard Darius Myers considers himself a powerful lineman, and he’s thinking that a local powerhouse program may be in his future.
“I have an offer from just about everyone in the SEC so far, but I’m trying to stay focused on the season,” Myers said. “But I’m thinking seriously about Tennessee. I think that’s where I’m supposed to be. I was there this past weekend for the Notre Dame game, and I really liked everything about it. I liked the locker rooms, the facilities, the campus. And the game was so loud, sold out and all, it made me feel like that’s where I need to be with all that fan support. That orange is starting to look so good to me.”
While the volunteers seem to have emerged as Myers clear leader, he’s not writing off some other schools just yet, and he says that he could make visits to five other colleges to get a feel for their programs.
“I probably will visit Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Florida, North Carolina and Clemson, too,” he said. “I’ve talked to all those places about that, and they all want me to come, I just haven’t set any dates yet.”
With Cordova’s recent loss to White Station, Myers was faced with the difficult reality of a long offseason before he arrives at a new field. It was a prospect that he greeted with excitement, though his sadness at the end of the season had yet to wear off.
“I’m really sad that we lost to White Station,” Myers said. “But we finished 7-3, and I had things going real well. I feel like I was helping out a lot, and I was just trying to be a leader on the field and do my job. I’m real strong and fast, and I can just pancake and bulldoze people. I think I just have God-given talent, because I’m strong in the pass protection and I have good hands and footwork.”