With so many impressive older quarterbacks in attendance at the recent Elite-11 showcase in Columbus, it was tough for too many 2015 signal callers to stand out.
One who certainly did was Matthews (NC) Butler High School's Anthony Ratliff. Standing 6-foot-2, and weighing 180-pounds, Ratliff threw the football well and competed hard throughout the event. He is definitely one to watch in the 2015 class.
"It was a very humbling experience being here and competing with all these great players," Ratliff stressed. "These seniors have offers from colleges from all across the nation, so I knew I had to come in here and compete hard. It was a great experience for me."
"I thought I had a good day, to be honest," he added. "I wanted to give great effort and be coachable. I think my footwork could have been better, but all quarterbacks think that."
Ratliff holds an offer from Clemson, and is receiving recruiting attention from several top programs. He talked about what he is looking for in a school.
"Academics is number-one for me," he stated. "I'm also looking for a school I feel comfortable with and where I feel at home. I'm looking for a great coaching staff, and I want to be around other players that are driven to win and get better."
"I have five offers right now," Ratliff continued. "They are Clemson, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Georgia State and Toledo. I've been to North Carolina before, for the spring game and their game against Virginia Tech. That college atmosphere is sweet, and being on the campus around the coaches was great. I got the feeling that I could see myself there."
"I haven't been to Clemson yet, but I plan on getting there this summer," he said. "I also plan on visiting Michigan and Georgia. Michigan was one of the first schools to show interest in me, and they have great tradition."
Elite-11 Columbus: Anthony Ratliff
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