Wales Planning NU Official

Living in Lousiville, three-star running back Anthony Wales hasn't heard too many in-depth details about Northwestern's football program. This fall, he's hoping to change that with an official visit in Evanston.

"(Visits) will be a big part of my decision because I'll be on that campus and in that city for the next four years," said Anthony Wales. "I want to see how campus life is and how the students are around campus."

Wales (5-9, 170) holds offers from Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lousiville, Cincinnati, UCF, and Western Kentucky. He's also picked up interest from Alabama, Nebraska, Purdue, Tennessee, UCLA, and others.

Though his plans aren't set in stone, Wales is planning on taking official visits to Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Central Florida.

Currently speaking, Wales remains wide open to all of his options and isn't rushing anything.

"I'm still open to everybody," he said. "I really haven't narrowed it down yet. I'm still taking my time with everything."

Throughout his recruitment, Wales has been in contact with Northwestern coaches and has positive things to say about them.

"I know they seem like nice coaches and they get along with their players," Wales said. "They don't just care about football; you have to be a student-athlete first. They seem like the type of guys I could play for."

Wales' visit to Northwestern will be his first. He admittedly doesn't know much about the school and campus, but has learned a bit about how the football program works.

"I see that they're a nice program—in education and in sports," Wales said. "That's something I like."

After putting together a fantastic junior season, Wales has seen his stock rise considerably. Wales rushed for 2,994 yards and found the endzone 37 times. He helped his Central High School team win the Kentucky 3-A state title.

Wales is also a standout in the classroom. To no surprise, the most important thing which Wales is looking for in a school happens to be academics.

"I'm looking for a school where I can have a good education and I know I can get a good degree," Wales said. "I don't have to make it to the NFL; I can still make NFL money by doing another profession."


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