This week, Antonio Bass will play the final game of his brilliant high school career. Jackson High School will not make the playoffs, but that is not due to the performance of their star quarterback. Bass and his teammates have been competitive in virtually every game this season.
“We’ve had some tough losses,” Jackson Head Coach Jack Fairly said. “We’ve had some close losses. This is the type of season that could have easily been a very good one. But, we hope to send the seniors out a good note this weekend.”
Bass has had an extremely productive senior season. He has totaled 1,130 yards rushing on 127 carries. He has 13 rushing touchdowns on the year. Bass also has 496 yards passing with 4 touchdowns. On special teams, he has one punt-return for a touchdown.
Bass’ performance this season shows why he is ranked as a 5-star prospect by TheInsiders.com and why many of the top Division I-A programs in the country have come calling. Right now, 2 schools continue to have the edge over the rest for the talented athlete.
“Right now, I think it’s still Michigan Tech,” Fairly said with a laugh. “That’s what Antonio likes to tell people who ask about his favorites – he likes both Michigan and Virginia Tech, so he says Michigan Tech. He doesn’t want to say who’s leading between them. I don’t think he’s decided yet.”
Bass has taken an official visit to Virginia Tech. Following the end of the season, Fairly expects Bass to take at least one official visit and possibly 2 others.
“I think he’ll take an official visit to Michigan for sure,” Fairly said. Florida and Notre Dame also remain in the mix. “He could possibly go to LSU and Michigan State too. If there is a change in his recruitment, it’s that LSU may be more in the picture. [LSU Coach] Bobby Williams came up to visit recently.”
Like Virginia Tech, LSU is recruiting Antonio to play quarterback. Michigan has said they would give Antonio a shot at quarterback, but they also like him as a wide receiver or defensive back. While he likes the idea of playing quarterback on the next level, it is unknown whether or not position will be a major factor in his final decision.
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