Top LB Jordan Anthony has U-M in top-five, plans to visit

Four-star 2017 LB Jordan Anthony says Michigan ranks in his top-five, plans to visit.

LOGAVILLE, Ga. – Michigan is sitting in a pretty good position when it comes to Jordan Anthony's recruitment, says the star linebacker of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy.

“I can definitely say they are in top-five right now,” said Anthony moments after he helped lead IMG to a 26-7 victory against Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High. “I am planning my official visit there, I can’t remember what day it was but I should be releasing my official visit schedule soon.”

Whenever Anthony finally does make his way up to Michigan for his official visit, he says he just hopes to see a “good game” as he focuses in on the linebacker corps.  

“(I want to see) just a good game,” Anthony said. “If I could get one of the bigger games, maybe Penn State or Maryland. Definitely see how (U-M defensive coordinator Don) Brown does his defense in tight game, if it is a tight game, see how he uses his linebackers and things like that.”

Brown, who is Anthony’s main recruiter for the Wolverines, has continued to explain to the four-star standout how he plans to use him aggressively in U-M’s defense, a message that has been well received by Anthony.

“That’s really been the message,” Anthony said. “Basically he’s been recruiting me hard. Him telling what type of defense they run, things like that and how I fit into the system.”

Does he think he could play for coach Brown? Well, Anthony says: “I could see it, I could see it.”

In July, Anthony had a chance to play with U-M 2017 commit Josh Ross at Nike’s The Opening Finals, an experience that he admits has him thnking he might want to play him again – at Michigan.

“I loved playing with Josh and it was a lot of fun too,” Anthony said of his experience with Ross. “So I can definitely see us playing together in the future.”

Anthony says he plans to announce his commitment sometime after his senior season.

“My main thing that I look for besides my major and that type of stuff, is it really a program that I’m excite to come there and work everyday,” Anthony said. “Are the coaches excited, are they pushing us, things like that are what I’m looking for."

Other than Michigan, Anthony says Penn State, Maryland, Clemson, Oklahoma and LSU are his notable schools sticking out in his recruitment.


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