A decision has been reached

WADESBORO, N.C. - Stephone Anthony, the nation's No. 2 outside linebacker in the class of 2011, knows what school he'll pick on Wednesday.

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But he's not announcing it until then.

"I'm ready to get it over with," Anthony told CUTigers after his basketball game on Tuesday night. "It was fun. I'm blessed to have it happen to me. It ends tomorrow."

Though he's already reached a decision, he'll make the announcement between Clemson and Virginia Tech in front of a nationally televised audience.

"I fit there," Anthony said of the school he's chosen. "I get along with the guys real good. I feel good about it. My family feels good about it. That's why I'm here. I've got it set. Now, I'm just waiting on tomorrow."

He expects that his nerves will be racing when the ESPN spotlight is on.

There won't be an outline of things to say, no prepared speech.

"I'm going straight from the hip. I'm just going to say whatever comes out," Anthony said.

The Scout.com five-star was asked what he thought the best and worst parts of the recruiting process were.

"The best parts? Going on the visits, just getting a chance to go see the places, see what they look like."

"It's got to be the worst part. I'm sick and tired of all the phone calls. After a while, you learn and understand that it comes with it."

Before the big decision, Anthony had some business to take care of on the hardwood. Anson improved to 10-8 this season with Tuesday night's 59-57 overtime win against Weddington.

Though pulled down six rebounds, Anthony never keeps count of his stats.

"I'm just out here having fun. That's what it's all about," he said.

Once basketball season is over, it's on to baseball. In past seasons, he's been behind the plate at catcher. A move to the outfield could be on the way during his final season on the diamond.

"You know, catching's bad for your knees, but we'll see what happens," Anthony said.
During his senior season on the football field, he had 131 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven offensive touchdowns and two interceptions.


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