Jackson High School quarterback Antonio Bass did indeed make his scheduled official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. Jackson Head Coach Jack Fairly discussed the visit with his star yesterday evening.
“I spoke to him, and he said he had a great visit,” Fairly said. “He was impressed with the architecture of the campus, and said it had a nice feel. He liked the coaching staff and particularly enjoyed Coach Rogers. He had a chance to meet Coach Beamer. He spent a lot of time with a bunch of defensive backs. I think his host was a defensive back. Academically, he was impressed with the Business Department. Overall, it was a very positive visit.”
Coach Fairly does not know when his star will make a decision. In our last update, he said Michigan may have a slight lead over Tech and Notre Dame, but doesn’t know where Bass may be leaning at this point.
“I didn’t get into detail with him about a decision,” Fairly said. “I’m not sure if he’s ready to commit or what. I know Coach Rogers felt he had a good visit. He felt they’ve done all they can do to tell Tony where he stands with them. They see a similar situation they had with Marcus Vick. They could use Antonio as a receiver in order to use his athleticism, and then move him to quarterback.”
Bass will likely decide among Michigan, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, but is considering an official visit to Syracuse as well.
“The only other school he mentions that he hasn’t visited now is Syracuse,” Fairly said. “I don’t know if he’ll take a visit there or not. I’ll talk to him next about his plans.”
In the meantime, Fairly will be busy preparing his squad for game #3. Jackson is 1-1 on the season after losing a 42-37 heartbreaker last week. In the game, Bass had 165 yards rushing, 65 yards passing and caught 2 passes for 20 yards. He had 1 touchdown pass and 2 rushing scores. He broke a 60-yard touchdown run that would have won the game in the final minute, but unfortunately the play was called back due to a motion penalty.
“Tony’s played well in our first 2 games,” Fairly said. “He had some amazing runs in the second game. I mean some unbelievable runs.”
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