Anthony Has Timeline in Place

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Besides attempting to learn a new defense, Stephone Anthony is battling the elements during the Shrine Bowl practices.

"It's freezing," Anthony said. "The wind is cutting up bad."

Anthony, a 6-foot-2, 221-pound linebacker, is playing inside in the mandated ‘50' defense.

"There aren't many adjustments I have to make," Anthony said. "It's basically a 3-4 defense and I think it will work out well for us."

Anthony's high school, Wadesboro (N.C.) Anson County, primarily runs a 4-3 scheme, where he started at middle linebacker as a senior. However, its defense will go into a 3-4 formation occasionally.

After representing North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl, Anthony will hit the homestretch of his recruitment. He has official visits scheduled to Florida (Jan. 7), Clemson (Jan. 14), Virginia Tech (Jan. 21), and NC State (Jan. 28).

"I'm probably going to officially visit [North] Carolina," Anthony said. "It's the only other school I'm considering [officially visiting]."

Time, though, is working against Anthony, who plans on announcing his decision on National Signing Day.

"I'm going to see if I can get that [UNC official visit] scheduled sometime in December or maybe during the week [in January]," Anthony said.

Anthony will remain in Spartanburg until Saturday afternoon. Two days later, the NCAA recruiting calendar goes into a "Dead Period" until Jan. 3.

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