A few notes to pass along this morning, including the news from a Tweet from ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins that QB Cyler Miles of Mullen High in Denver took an official visit to USC this weekend.
Miles is one of two quarterbacks committed to UW for the Class of 2012 — the other being Jeff Lindquist of Mercer Island.
I talked to Miles earlier this week and he didn’t completely rule out that he might take more trips now that UW offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier had moved on to Alabama — he had two remaining.
USC has never really been listed as a school of interest for Miles — his other two trips were to Illinois and Florida — but the Trojans may be one of the schools to get more interested in Miles following his performance in the U.S. Army All-American Game. Miles said last week a lot more schools had called in the wake of that game, though he didn’t specific.
USC does not have any QBs committed for the Class of 2012 but does have a pretty good stockpile from the last two years behind Matt Barkley in Jesse Scroggins, Cody Kessler and Max Wittek, all highly-touted players — as just about everyone who signs with USC is. So there’s not any easier path to playing time at USC than at UW other than the maybe in having a more immediate opening at the starter’s spot in 2013 when Barkley leaves as opposed to having to wait for two years behind Keith Price.
Biggins says Miles did not want word of the visit out until today to avoid answering questions about it ahead of time.
Lakes High OT Zach Banner is also reported on his visit to USC this weekend. So those are two potential centerpiece players in UW’s Class of 2012 the Huskies have to fight to keep away from USC and Steve Sarkisian’s longtime friend, Lane Kiffin.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— I want to make sure everyone saw the complete list of red and white chips from our paper today. Here it is.
— I don’t always link stories from the Tacoma News Tribune, but having helped put together a few Northwest Nuggets list when I worked there, I found this look at the history of the Nuggets and recruiting coverage worth passing along here.