Anthony is listed by Scout.com as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the class of 2011. Before a nationally televised audience on Wednesday morning, sometime around 11 o'clock, he'll announce whether it's Clemson or Virginia Tech.
Despite the five-star billing, Under Armour All-American nod and status as one of the most recognized faces in his home town, Hyatt said the run of glory hasn't gone to Anthony's head.
"You wouldn't know that he was a high profile recruit, or anything like that," Hyatt said. "He's handled this thing so well. We knew he would. That's the good part about it. He's so level-headed.
"A lot of these kids have trouble with this whole recruiting thing. He's really done a super job of keeping it under control, not letting it get to his head, putting first things first."
Hyatt, who's been head coach at Anson for the last two years, first caught wind of Anthony when he was in middle school. After his sophomore year, he was pretty sure Anthony would be a hot commodity.
"After his sophomore year, is really when it hit the fan," Hyatt said. "He started getting calls and it hasn't stopped."
Rarely can he find a minute to put the phone down. If it's not a coach calling or texting, it's a reporter calling or texting, asking about Anthony and his teammate Brandon Ellerbe, a North Carolina commit who'll sign with either Clemson or North Carolina.
"A lot of these kids have trouble with this whole recruiting thing. He's really done a super job of keeping it under control, not letting it get to his head, putting first things first." - Anson head coach Luke Hyatt on Stephone Anthony (Hale McGranahan)
"But I wouldn't trade it for anything, because it's been such a good experience putting our school on the map, letting people know where Anson County is. A lot of people probably don't know where Wadesboro is."
Hyatt's wanted his players to know it's a decision that's totally up to them. Whether it was last year when current Clemson freshman Tra Thomas was going through the process, or this year with Anthony and Ellerbe.
"If they ask me…I'll be glad to give them my opinion. I don't throw my two cents in there, unless they ask for it," Hyatt said. "I'll give them my opinion through the whole process. We've always said, ‘Let's think about the pluses and minuses of everywhere.' If they ask me, I'll tell them. I'll try to lead them in the best direction for them to make their own decision."