Exum Talks Recruiting

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Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) standout athlete Antone Exum has taken unofficial visits to five of the seven schools that have offered. This week, he plans to add another to that list as he plans to head to Blacksburg to visit Virginia Tech. The 6-0, 210-pound junior should be in Blacksburg either Friday or Saturday.

“I am playing AAU basketball and we’re supposed to have an AAU tournament this weekend, but I have to talk to Coach Cav,” said the junior defensive back/wide receiver prospect. “I’m either going to miss the tournament and go to the Spring Game on Saturday, or I’ll go to Virginia Tech on Friday and look around and then show up late for the tournament.”

Exum is looking forward to his first experience in Blacksburg.

“I’ve only heard good things about it,” Exum said. “I heard the campus is nice, so I’m interested in seeing that. I’ve only talked to the coaches over the phone. I have met Coach Cav, but as far as the rest I haven’t met them. I haven’t met the other position coaches. I’m interested in meeting them and seeing the vibes I get from them. I’m also looking forward to seeing regular things.”

The versatile junior has been to the University of Virginia before, though he did not make last Saturday’s Spring Game as previously planned in order to take the ACT. Asked what his thoughts on UVa were at this time, he said, “I’ve been really impressed with Virginia. It would be a great opportunity for me. It is only an hour away, so my parents could easily come see me play. They are at the top of the line academically and it would be ACC football.

“Right now, they are in the running as much as everybody else. I really don’t have a favorite. And it is getting harder now because offers are starting to really roll in.”

Of the Division 1A programs that have offered, only Syracuse joins Virginia Tech as schools Exum has yet to experience.

“I’ve been to Maryland, Duke, West Virginia and I liked all those trips,” Exum said.