Va. DE May Visit Michigan in July recently reported that defensive lineman Marcus Anthony of Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Va., may take an unofficial trip to Michigan at the end of July. On Thursday, caught up with Anthony to find out more.

Defensive end Marcus Anthony of Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Va., lists a top six of Michigan, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina State and Maryland. He claims offers from Marshall, Akron, Virginia and NCST. However, spoke with Patrick Henry head coach Tim Johnson, who confirmed offers from NCST and Akron. Anthony told GoBlueWolverine that, "UVA, Maryland and NCST are recruiting me the hardest."

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Anthony told GBW that he has made unofficial visits to Maryland and Virginia, and will be visiting North Carolina on Saturday. And he wants to visit Michigan as well. "I'm thinking about going up to Michigan on July 29 and 30," he said. "I'll know in the next week. I'd really like to get up there." He said Erik Campbell was recruiting him for Michigan, and that the Michigan coach had stopped by his school during the May evaluation period. "Before May things were cool," he said. "Then May came along and PHEW, things just kind of got crazy. It's settled down now, and I talked with coach Campbell about two weeks ago. Michigan is recruiting me for defensive end or outside linebacker. It really doesn't matter to me. Coach Campbell told me they want to see how my body develops and how I improve my first couple games before they offer. Clemson is telling me the same thing."

Anthony had said to he might be ready to commit to Virginia if offered, but he told GBW he wants to wait a bit and go through more of the process. "I think I'd like to take a few official visits before I decide," he said. "I've been to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland a lot because they are the local schools. I want to check out some other schools on my official visits, then I'll decide."

He said he would like to major in criminal justice and reports a 2.6 grade-point-average, to go along with a 990 on the old version of the SAT. He said he plans on retaking the test in Sept.

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