Parkland (Winston-Salem, NC) prospect Antonio Wardlow is emerging as one of the top safety prospects in the East. The 6-1, 185 pound prospect with 4.4 to 4.5 speed in the 40 is now up to 14 Division I-A scholarship offers. Schools who have offered include Clemson, Duke, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UNC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia among others.
Of the schools who are showing interest, Wardlow maintains no favorites at this time and is not sure when he will make his decision.
“I’m not sure when I’ll decide,” Wardlow said. “I plan on getting my list down over the summer. Right now I’m still wide open. I’m really open to everybody. Everybody’s on the same level.”
Several factors will go into his decision making process. Location does not seem to be one of them.
“Academics, whether I’m comfortable with the team, and my relationship with the coaches,” Wardlow said when asked what his primary factors will be in narrowing his list. “Location doesn’t really matter, and it doesn’t matter to me what conference a school is in.”
Wardlow is trying to hit the camp circuit very hard this summer. He has already been to camp at Wake Forest and UNC. He said the UNC camp was “great. They just went over some drills and they told us all to practice them over the summer.”
NC State and Virginia Tech are the next two likely camp destinations. He may make some unofficial visits as well.
“Next I’m probably going to go to NC State and probably Virginia Tech, and those will be the only other camps I go to,” Wardlow said. “I’m going to try to make unofficial visits to South Carolina and Virginia. I’m not sure if I’ll visit them or when I’ll visit them.”
Wardlow says he doesn’t know much about Virginia or Virginia Tech. He looks forward to finding out more about Tech soon when he attends the July 10th camp.
“I plan on finding out more about Virginia Tech when I visit them,” Wardlow said.
Despite being very good on both sides of the ball, Wardlow says “all of the schools are recruiting me to play safety. They like my speed and hitting ability.”
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