Ga. QB Looking to Visit

Among the dozen or so quarterback prospects that have piqued the interest of the North Carolina coaching staff is Anthony Jennings, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder from Marietta (Ga.) who impressed by earning MVP honors at the Elite 11 Regional Camp held in Atlanta last Friday.

"I've been hearing from North Carolina for about two or three weeks now," Jennings said. "I've been talking to Coach [Blake] Anderson. And I got an offer, I think, two weeks ago.

"We talk about coming up there, meeting the coaches, and just getting a feel for UNC and how they do things. They've talked about their depth chart and how well I'd fit if I come up there."

Although no official plans have been scheduled, Jennings figures to visit UNC shortly after Marietta's spring practice concludes in about a month.

"I'm going to visit a couple of schools after spring practice is concluded," Jennings said. "I don't know exactly when or where, but [visiting] UNC is one on my list."

In the meantime, Jennings expects Anderson to make an evaluation visit to his school sometime next week. Marietta begins spring practice on May 1 and Anderson has told Jennings that he'll catch one of the first practice sessions.

Despite the benefit of a campus visit, Jennings has plenty of favorable thoughts about UNC.

"North Carolina is a great school – it's a great BCS program," Jennings said. "I think I could come up there and help those guys win a championship. Judging by what Coach Anderson said about their work ethic, I feel like I could fit in well. I feel like I could definitely play in an offense like the one they run – I can impact the team with my legs and also my arm. I feel like I can extend plays to make plays. I feel like the one-back spread complements me the best."

This fall will be Jennings's third season starting in a pass-first spread offense. As a junior, he threw for 2,187 yards and 19 touchdowns with just four interceptions on 165-of-273 passing, while rushing for 600 yards and eight scores.

Jennings claims approximately 16 scholarship offers, including offers from Cincinnati, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. At this stage, he is considering each school that has expressed interest.

"I don't really have any schools that are sticking out," Jennings said. "I feel like I'm still taking the process in, getting to know each coach, and each program."

Sometime shortly after spring practice, Jennings will narrow down his list of schools under consideration to a more manageable number. He then plans to make a verbal commitment sometime during the summer.

"I'll be looking at how [soon] I can place, if the team can develop me into a better quarterback then I already am and prepare me for the next level," Jennings said. "Also, I want a program with a good work ethic. I want to meet all the coaches and players and see how I fit in."

Thus far, Jennings has visited quite a few schools, including Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

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