DB Appears To Be A Priority

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout defensive back Anthony Reddick quickly became one of the state's top prospects at his position this year. Now, college coaches are trying to convince him.

"I've talked to Randy Shannon from UM, Willie Martinez from Georgia, coach from Ohio State, and Coach Lilly (from Florida State)," he said. "It just happens to be the same four schools I'm still looking at right now."

The talented defensive back, 6-0 and 185 pounds, said he's still not sure whether he'll play cornerback or safety in college.

"Everyone just keeps saying defensive back," he said. "I never really talked about it with them. I guess they'll figure it out when I start practicing with them in the fall. It'll depend if they play man to man defense, stuff like that."

Reddick, who will be in the secondary for the Dade/Broward All-Star game in two weeks, talked more about the recruiting process.

"I went to Ohio State already on a visit," he said. "It was good. They have some kids from down here. I'm going to Georgia on Friday. Lovon Ponder should be there with me. The next week I'll be at Miami and then the following week Florida State. After that is when I'll make a final decision. Nobody really has the edge right now."

Reddick had a chance to watch Thursday's Orange Bowl from the stands when the Hurricanes took on the Seminoles.

"I was at the game and it was close," he said. "It was a defensive battle between two great defenses. They both played well."

Reddick was asked about the comparison between depth charts of the teams he's currently looking at.

"If a team has a bunch of DBs, it might play a small part because those guys will have an advantage of knowing the defense better," he said. "But all the schools I'm looking at aren't that deep and I think I can play early at most of them."

Reddick is a full academic qualifier.

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