Anthony Averett names favorite

Anthony Averett, cornerback from Woodbury, N.J., was recently offered a scholarship by the University of Alabama. The East Coast prospect talked of the conversation with the Tide's head coach and what's on the horizon.

"My coach told me to call Nick Saban," said Anthony Averett. "I called him back. He talked to me about academics. He said they not only teach you football, but how to become a man. He told me they were offering me.

"The offer from them was great. It's the best. They are the No. 1 school in the country. I don't think it gets any better than this. Alabama is my favorite school."

Averett will travel to Tuscaloosa April 14 for the annual A-Day game. He talked more of why the Crimson Tide is his top program.

"I really like their tradition," he said. "I like coach Saban and the other coaches on the team I have talked to. I am going down for their spring game to see the campus and spend time with the coaches."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect also has scholarship offers from East Carolina, Rutgers, West Virginia, Temple, Syracuse, South Florida and Old Dominion. He is receiving heavy interest from Ohio State, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Averett had 13 rushing touchdowns during hs junior season and three passing touchdowns. He added 68 tackles on defense, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries with one returned for a touchdown.

The elite prospect recognizes his strength and an area to improve during the off-season.

"I would say my speed for one thing is my biggest strength," Averett said. "I want to work on staying low."

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