When we last spoke with Antonio Bass he was preparing for the last few games of his season and looking forward to the possibility of a playoff run as a member of the Jackson High School basketball team. Since then, much has changed. His football career came to an end after a few disappointing losses and he changed his mind about playing on the hardwood.
"I decided not to play basketball because I just want to lift and workout to get ready for college," Bass said. "I'm still going to play baseball though. That's why I won't be playing in the Army All-American game."
With football, and now basketball out of the way, most of Antonio's attention has shifted towards recruiting. There have been a few changes along that front as well. One significant development was Virginia Tech picking up 4-star dual-threat quarterback Ike Whitaker last week. Antonio knew about the commitment, but did not say whether that commitment altered their standing on his list, only revealing that the Hokies were still recruiting him as a QB. However, a few possible changes the five-star prospect did discuss were in his visit schedule and in his decision timetable.
At one time Bass had planned to take all five visits (he has already visited Virginia Tech and LSU) and then make his decision sometime between mid-January and signing day. Those plans, however, are no longer set in stone. "I'm probably going to make my commitment after my last visit," Bass said. "I have Michigan this weekend (Dec. 3) and Michigan State the weekend after that (Dec. 10). That will probably be it. I might still visit Notre Dame, but I haven't decided yet."
The Spartans are recruiting Bass as a QB while the Irish are recruiting him as an athlete. A decision on whether he'll make the trip to South Bend will be made shortly after he visits East Lansing.
GBW will have more on Antonio after he returns from his official visit to Ann Arbor.