Recently, RedHawk Insider was able to catch up with John Anevski, a 6'3" 275 lb offensive guard from Elder HS with multiple offers, to discuss how the recruiting process is progressing.
"I took an unofficial visit to Miami early in June," commented Anevski. "And I was able to meet with Coach Hohman and Coach Montgomery. I've been able to build a great relationship with the coaching staff, including my recruiter Coach Aukerman. I think they're all great guys and I could see myself playing for them over the next 4 to 5 years."
John talked about the interest he's been receiving from other schools as well. "I've been offered by Miami, Louisville, Air Force, Marshall, Central Michigan and Ohio." Anevski said that, "Cincinnati and Wisconsin had shown some interest, but I haven't heard much from them lately. A couple of my teammates (OT Austen Bujnoch and WR Josh Jones) have recently committed to Cincinnati, but I'm not sure if they'll be taking anymore linemen." Florida State continues to show interest and will continue to monitor John throughout the season before making an offer.
Anevski, a 3.9 GPA student, spoke a little about how he will be evaluating each school. "Academics are at the top of the list." John also said, "The chance to play early and the relationship I can build with the coaches will be important, as well."
Coaches have told John that they feel his strengths lie in his technique, his ability to come off the ball low, making good initial contact and driving his opponents off the line of scrimmage. Anevski reports a 315 lb. bench, a 545 lb. squat, a 265 lb. clean and a 5.1 forty yard dash time. He said "Getting stronger and getting ready for the speed of the college game" are areas that he will be focusing on in the off season.
John has been able to see the RedHawks play twice this year, once in person in Oxford against Vanderbilt and once on television against Michigan. He enjoyed the trip up to Miami, the game, and the atmosphere. "They've played well against two good teams," Anevski commented. A decision about where he'll continue his football career will most likely follow the season, as he plans on taking his official visits before making the call.