Recently, ShowMeMizzou spoke with OL Tony 6'6" 320 5.3 Tampa (FL) Plant to update his recruiting status. Posada's offer list continues to grow, with a recent offer from Tennessee. He told us that he's currently up to "about twenty-five" offers, including Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Rutgers, Texas Tech, USF, and Wake Forest, among others.
Posada is using this time to investigate and become familiar with as many of those twenty-five schools as he can.
"I'm really keeping an open mind to every school," said Posada. "I'm looking at all of the schools equally right now."
Posada said that he would like to narrow down his school choices to "about ten going into the summer", but that he isn't sure that he'll be able to do that. He said that if he hasn't found the school of his choice by the end of the summer, that he would then like to narrow down his list to five schools, for the purpose of taking official visits during or after the season.
He talked about some of his criteria for choosing a school.
"Coaching, that's the number one thing really, just coaching," said Posada. "Also just the atmosphere of the school, where I'm going to fit in for the next couple of years, and if I like the academic part of the school, not just the football part."
He said he's being recruited by everyone to play offensive tackle, and he reports a maximum bench press of 330 lbs.
He's planning to visit Missouri in "late June or early July". He and his family are planning to make a combination visit to Missouri along with visiting family in the Kansas City area.
Posada indicated that "Florida's about to offer me," and that local schools like Florida or USF might have a slight edge because of proximity to home.
Tony seems to be enjoying the recruiting process, and appears to be taking a rational and systematic approach to wading through his more than two dozen offers, wanting to give each school consideration in the process. My read is that he could commit earlier than later, if he were to find "the right school".