Exum Excelling in Senior Season

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6-0, 200-pound Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) star Antone Exum has excelled in the 2008 season. The senior, the Wildcats starting quarterback, defensive back and punt returner, has led his team to a 6-0 record so far this season, performing well especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Look no further than last week’s 35-14 win over Douglas Freeman for evidence of Exum’s maturation as a player. He had a role in all five touchdowns scored, throwing for two scores, returning two punts for scores and adding a rushing touchdown as well.

“Our team as a whole has been more purposeful this season,” Kendall said. “Antone is doing a great job of distributing the ball. Eleven kids have caught passes this year. We have four running backs who have over 200 yards rushing. We are doing a good job of spreading the ball around and Antone is at the heart of that. He gets the ball to the right places.”

Exum’s performance at quarterback may not mean he ends up as a signal caller on the college level, but college coaches are taking a second look at him as a potential player on offense. And he has added a new offer as well.

“I think at least he is getting more looks on the offensive side of the ball,” Kendall said. “I don’t know about quarterback. He got an offer from Oregon recently off of his senior tape. The offensive coordinator came through to look at film with me and to get a sense for what Antone is like in person.”

What did Exum think about the new offer?

“That kind of came out of nowhere,” Kendall said. “I know he likes the style of offense they play. He was excited about the offer.”

Exum has certainly kept busy this fall, both on and off the field.

“He doesn’t have any new offers besides Oregon, but he has been going on his own to games here and there on unofficial visits,” Kendall said. “I know he has been to Tennessee, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and he went