It’s looking increasingly likely that star linebacker prospect Stephone Anthony will not announce his college choice at the Under Armour All-American Bowl on January 5. The 6-3, 225-pound senior has tentatively scheduled official visits to Clemson and Virginia Tech, but both visits would take place in January.
“He’s probably going to take his official visits in January,” Anson (Wadesboro, N.C.) head coach Luke Hyatt said. “He has run into a bind. He reports to the Shrine Bowl this weekend. The Shrine Bowl takes place next Saturday. I believe he’ll report to the Under Armour All-American Bowl on December 30. He’s just strapped for time. I don’t even know if he’ll make all five official visits.”
Coach Hyatt hasn’t spoken with Anthony since the news of Urban Meyer’s resignation broke, but certainly this development can’t help Florida, which had come back to the pack recently after leading this race for quite some time. Clemson, Florida and Virginia Tech have been consistently mentioned by the talented prospect as schools he will visit officially. North Carolina and N.C. State also remain in the running, Hyatt says.
“I think they are still in the mix a little bit,” Hyatt said of UNC and N.C. State. “They’ve done a great job of recruiting.
“I think it is close for him. With him, it’s going to come down to people. He’s a great kid. It’ll come down to the people he feels most comfortable with, and not the facilities or anything like that.”
Hyatt isn’t 100-percent sure, but he believes Anthony has tentatively scheduled Clemson for the weekend of January 15 and Virginia Tech for the weekend of January 22. Perhaps the Tech staff will know more on this front on Thursday, when head coach Frank Beamer is expected to stop by to visit with the Tar Heel State star.
Whatever school gets Anthony, Hyatt believes that school will get a potential instant impact player.
“Absolutely,” Hyatt replied when asked if...
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