Parkland (Winston-Salem, NC) safety prospect Antonio Wardlow tripped to 4 summer camps this year including Wake Forest, NC State, UNC and Virginia Tech. The 6-1, 185-pound star feels he performed well during each camp and enjoyed each experience.
“I’ve just been doing some camps and that’s it [for the summer],” Wardlow said. “I went to Wake [Forest], UNC, NC State and Virginia Tech. I think I did all right. They all put me at safety. I did all right. All of the camps I went to I enjoyed.”
Wardlow, who has 14 Division I-A scholarship offers, would like to narrow his list to 4 or 5 schools by the middle of this month. He plans on making 2 or 3 official visits before announcing his decision this Fall.
“I’ll probably narrow my list around mid-August,” Wardlow said. “I’ll probably get it down to 4 or 5. I’m not sure right now who’ll be in the top 4 or 5.
“I think I’m going to take half of [my official visits]. I’ll take them during the season.”
Wardlow plans on making a verbal commitment during the football season.
“Yes, sir,” Wardlow said when asked if he wants to decide during his senior season.
Virginia Tech and Virginia have both officially offered according to Wardlow, who has only visited Virginia Tech. He discussed his trip to Blacksburg earlier this year…a trip that appears to have gone well.
“Yes, sir…I liked it,” Wardlow said of his Virginia Tech camp experience. “I talked to a lot of coaches and I enjoyed looking at the facilities. The coaches were nice. I liked it very much.”
About Virginia, Wardlow says “I don’t know much about them. I don’t know if I’ll make a [unofficial] visit there.”
Academics and comfort level with the coaching staff are Wardlow’s two highest priorities in his decision-making process. While he enjoyed the campuses’ at each school he camped at earlier this year, he says campus atmosphere is not a major factor.
“I’m not really looking for a campus,” Wardlow said. “I’m more interested in what they have academic-wise and if I’m comfortable with the coaches.”
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