Tennessee defensive end commitment Brandon Willis' father advised not to read too much into his son's pending visit to Miami.
Willis and his father, Gary Willis, told goupstate.com today that a trip to Miami this weekend was planned all along.
“Anything being posted on Brandon de-committing is false information,” Gary Willis was quoted as saying. “My job has relocated me to Jacksonville, (Fla.). We were planning on visiting Miami already.”
UT's coaches have repeatedly said they have no qualms with commitments taking official visits elsewhere.
Palmettosports.com reported early Wednesday that a source close to Willis said the star from Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., was planning on decommitting from UT and committing to Miami during his official visit to South Florida. The Web site reported that the NCAA's investigation into UT's use of hostesses played into his decision.
Willis could not be reached by the News Sentinel.
Willis plans to enroll in January so a decision should be coming soon.
Gary Wilis said last week that Tennessee hostesses attended Byrnes’ Sept. 25 home game against Gaffney.