Noles After Another South Florida Standout?

Looking for a safety that can hit like a truck, run like a deer and with good grades? If so, then look no farther than Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas' Anthony Reddick. The 6-foot-1 and 190 pound head-hunter is racking up the offers. Click here to read about his recruitment.


"I've been offered by Georgia, Ohio State, and North Carolina," Reddick, who intercepted four passes and was fourth on the team with tackles, said.

Reddick missed most of spring football practices because of track. It's very impressive for player, who only practiced twice to have already three offers and the amount of interest that he has received.

On his final day of practice at least 40 scouts were on hand to watch the South Florida native do his thing, including Florida State's recruiting coordinator John Lilly.

Unfortunately, the scrimmage got cancelled due to bad weather but that didn't shy away scouts from Reddick.

According to assistant coach on St. Thomas staff, Lilly was still very impressed with Reddick's highlight tape.

"Florida State and a host of other teams really liked his highlight tape," assistant coach Tim Conrad said. "Anthony came back faster than last season. I think track helped improve his speed."

Reddick, who turned heads at the Miami Nike camp by running a 40-yard dash in 4.5 to 4.6 range.

"He's tremendous athlete," The insiders.com recruiting analysis Larry Blustein said. "Reddick is emerging as one the top defensive backs in the state."

Reddick has a top three of Ohio State, Georgia and Florida State.

"Coach Lilly called me yesterday and he told me that they liked the way I play," Reddick said. "He told me that he wanted to have the defensive back coach see me first before they offered. He said that Florida State probably was going to offer during the season."

So what does he think he think of the Noles?

"I like Florida State because they are close to home plus I think I can really blend in with their playing style," he said.

Reddick compares his style of play to Tampa Bay Buccaneer All-Pro safety John Lynch.

"I'll come up and hit you a lot like John Lynch does," The St. Thomas junior said. "I give it my all. I play like it's my last game on the field."

Reddick also excels in the classroom. He has a core grade point average of 2.7 and he has recently scored an impressive 1170 on the SAT.

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