5-Star Prospect Makes 2nd Official Visit

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Jackson (MI) star quarterback/athlete prospect Antonio Bass made an official visit to LSU last weekend. According to Jackson Head Coach Jack Fairly, the visit went well.

“It was a great visit,” Fairly said. “He seemed like he enjoyed himself. He arrived late Friday night. On Saturday he toured the campus and met with Academic Advisors. He was hosted by the big quarterback [Jamarcus] Russell. He liked him. He also met other recruits including a big offensive lineman that he enjoyed spending time with. Before he left he met with Coach Nick Saban. Overall, he enjoyed the trip.”

Did the visit put the LSU right in the mix with Michigan and Virginia Tech, which were the previous leaders?

“Antonio really didn’t go into details about that,” Fairly said. “He just wanted to make sure he took a visit there.”

Bass has 2 other official visits scheduled (in addition to LSU, he made an official visit to VT in September). He will go to the University of Michigan on December 3-5 and Michigan State on December 10-12. Coach Fairly believes that Bass will try to visit Notre Dame, but he isn’t sure when that will happen.

Among these 5 schools, does Fairly believe that Michigan and Virginia Tech remain the frontrunners?

“I think they are still leading,” Fairly said of Michigan and Virginia Tech. “That’s my best guess because he hasn’t told me anything different.”

When asked when Bass may have a decision, Fairly answered “I’m not sure. With Christmas coming up, I’m not sure if he could visit Notre Dame before then so I wouldn’t think he’d have a decision until January at the earliest.”

Bass’ high school career is complete, as Jackson did not make the playoffs. Bass, who was named his team’s honorary captain and has been named to the 1st-team all-conference team, finished the season with 147 rushes for 1,246 yards and 15 touchdowns, completed 27 of 75 passes for 528 yards and 4 touchdowns, had 3 receptions for 30 yards and 11 punt returns for 123 yards and a touchdown. (Though his completion percentage does not look impressive, Fairly was quick to point out that there were a lot of dropped passes on the year.)

LSU, Michigan State and Virginia Tech are recruiting Bass to play quarterback. Michigan likes him as a wide receiver/running back