Phil Kornblut

Dukes makes a change in his schedule

DL Phillip Dukes of Manning was scheduled for an official visit to Alabama this weekend but will not make the trip then his coach said Wednesday.

Robbie Briggs said Dukes will visit Clemson January 14th then go to Alabama that Sunday and Monday. He will visit USC January 21st and has no other official visits scheduled right now.

Briggs said the move of Chris Rumph from Clemson to Alabama won't affect Dukes's decision. "It's going to be about the best fit for him," Briggs said. Alabama recruiter Burton Burns was by the school Tuesday.

Clemson's Dan Brooks and North Carolina's Sam Pittman will visit with Dukes today.

Briggs said USC remains out front for Dukes.