DB Enjoys Game Experience

Friday night wasn't exactly a good night for St. Thomas Aquinas and its football team. They opened the season with a 21-3 loss to cross-town rival Plantation.

"They really put it to us," defensive back Anthony Reddick said. "We have a lot of things to work on but we'll be back. We just have to work hard and move on."

Reddick, who plays cornerback, occupies one area of the field that opposing offenses aren't likely to attack this season.

"Plantation only threw the ball to my side once," he said. "I knocked it down. They only ran out to my side about three times. I'm also returning punts but I didn't get any big returns."

Reddick, 6-0 and 185 pounds, was feeling a little down on Saturday. His experience at the Orange Bowl last night helped change some of that.

"Wow, that was great," he said of the game. "It was a good game. I liked it. Florida really put Miami to the test but Miami bounced back and finished it the way they needed to."

Reddick is one of the most heavily recruited defensive players in Broward County right now.

"I've been getting a lot of phone calls from coaches," he said. "Coach Shannon from Miami called. Coach Lilly from Florida State called. Ohio State called. Coach Martinez from Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Purdue, those were a few of them."

The talented defensive back said he was glad to hear from Randy Shannon.

"When he called last week, I asked him if they're getting close to offering me," he said. "He said they been offered since the spring. I guess I didn't know because some schools send a letter or whatever. He was saying they'll be watching me this season and talked about me coming in for a visit."

Reddick, who is a full academic qualifier, said he also spoke to Shannon about his future position.

"He said it'll either be corner or safety but it'll depend on when I get there, if I decide to go to Miami," he said.

So what are the chances of that happening.

"The chances are good," he said. "But I really don't have a list of favorites yet. I'll decide on some visits to take after the season because I don't think we have any bye weeks during the season. Miami will be one."

Reddick is also interested in visiting some of the other schools still actively recruiting him -- Florida State, Ohio State, Georgia, etc.

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