As he awaits the first preseason practice of what will be his senior season, Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) defensive back/wide receiver recruit Antone Exum continues on in the recruiting process. The 6-0, 210-pound prospect, who has yet to narrow his list of double-digit scholarship offers, has focused his latest travels on the Big 10 conference.
“He just got back from a trip to Penn State he and his parents took,” Deep Run head coach Greg Kendall said. “He enjoyed himself up there. This weekend, he is traveling out to Purdue.”
Colorado, Duke, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue, Richmond, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are the schools that have offered Exum, who has visited most of the schools on this list including Virginia and Virginia Tech. Tech was the last in-state program to receive a visit, but last month’s trip to Blacksburg went well.
Coach Kendall adds that Tech “remains a strong choice” for Antone, who has no timetable to make a college choice.
“He likes Penn State a lot. He likes Virginia Tech a lot. And there a couple of others he has in high regard,” Kendall said.
“I don’t know if a decision is forthcoming or not, but I think he is right to think he doesn’t have a whole lot of pressure to decide. It would be good, I think, for him to narrow his choices down, but I don’t think he should feel any pressure to decide.”
Coach Kendall also points out the fact that Exum is focusing very hard on preparing for the 2008 season. Deep Run’s starting signal caller, the athletic and speedy prospect accounted for over 1,500 yards of total offense and 25 total touchdowns in the 2007 season.
“I think he is enjoying the recruiting process, but he is really thinking about playing this year,” Kendall said. “He has other priorities right now other than making a college decision. He is doing his due diligence.”