With recent offers from Colorado and South Carolina in the fold, Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) star defensive back/wide receiver Antone Exum heads into the summer time holding double-digit scholarship offers. The 6-0, 210-pound rising senior is currently focused on finishing out the school year and continuing his play on the AAU basketball circuit, but recruiting could come to forefront very soon.
“He is anxious for the school year to be over with, so he can sit and talk with his parents about the decision,” Deep Run head coach Greg Kendall said. “He doesn’t have a bad decision to make with all of the schools that have offered, but I think he wants to make the most of the opportunity.”
At this point, Kendall says, Exum “has not even tried to narrow down the list” of college options. In addition to Colorado and South Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Richmond, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have offered Exum, who likely will play defensive back or wide receiver on the next level.
A quarterback for the Wildcats, the talented athlete led a balanced offensive attack in 2007. Last season as a junior, he totaled 1,518 yards (860 passing, 658 rushing) and scored 25 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 12 passing).
“It kind of varies,” Kendall replied when asked which position most coaches envision Exum playing on the college level. “Once you are talking about a certain level of athlete, it really just depends on what a school needs. That factors into it a lot.”
Exum has taken unofficial visits to Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Richmond, Virginia and West Virginia. No visits have been planned for the summer, but Virginia Tech is one program that will receive a visit at some point.
“He is definitely planning on being over there at least once this summer. There is no question that he wants to make a visit there before he makes a decision,” said Kendall, who added that he is not sure if Exum will make Virginia Tech’s one-day camp on Saturday. He believes Antone may...
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