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Centennial's Euclid Cummings was a popular player with college coaches today. He received visits from Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels, Georgia Tech receivers coach Buzz Preston and Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin. The new Volunteers coach made a favorable impression on the 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end. "I like [Kiffin]," Cummings said. "He seemed to be an honest person. He kept it real with me." In recent weeks, Cummings has said he's considering scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. So is Cummings now interested in Georgia? "I would be if they offer me," he said.
New Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin plans to be in Georgia on Thursday to meet with two of the state's top prospects, according to Centennial coach Jeff Measor. Kifffin is scheduled to talk with Centennial defensive end Euclid Cummings, who is one of the state's top uncommitted players and hearing from Georgia Tech and Florida. Kiffin will also greet Milton fullback Toney Williams, who is committed to Tennessee but was looking around at other schools after the departure of Phil Fulmer. A chief purpose of the visit is to reassure both players that the Volunteers' program is stable under new leadership. "He's going to see Toney to reassure him, then come get to know Euclid," Measor said. "It's a chance for Euclid to get out of class for a sec, meet [Kiffin] for a few minutes, match a face to the name and whatnot. They'll tell him they like him a lot, are still interested in him a lot, etc." Kiffin, a former coach of the Oakland Raiders and assistant at Southern California, is making rounds during the open contact period with high school players, which began this week. Measor said the Vols' 21st head coach is coming with assistant coach Latrell Scott, Tennessee's primary recruiter in Georgia.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and assistant Brian Bohannon were scheduled to visit quarterback Jordan Luallen of Center Grove High in Greenwood, Ind. on Sunday. But the visit was delayed several days. "They were supposed to be here on Sunday, but they wound up rescheduling," said Luallen, a Tech commit who led Center Grove to the Class 5A state championship on Saturday. "They wanted to give us some time to celebrate our big victory." Tech coaches will travel to Valdosta on Tuesday to meet with offensive lineman Antonio Foster, who committed to the Jackets last month. Courtney Dalcourt of Franklin-Simpson (Kent.) High, who is high on Tech's quarterback wish list, will receive an in-home visit on Wednesday or Thursday. Euclid Cummings, a defensive end for Centennial, confirmed that Tech coaches are scheduled to meet with him on Thursday. Tech commit Orwin Smith of Central High in Phenix City, Ala. said Jackets coaches will visit him on Thursday. Quarterback David Sims of Calhoun County (S.C), who committed to the Jackets nearly two weeks ago, will receive a visit from Tech on Friday. Jacket coaches will conduct in-home visits with Tech commits Jeremy Moore of Johnson High in Austin, Tex. and Luella's Roderick Sweeting on Tuesday Dec. 9.