Recruiting: Antwine Close But May Visit OSU

Garland (Texas) High defensive tackle Brandon Antwine says he is still trying to decide between favorites Southern Cal and Florida, but may still make two more visits. This weekend the 6-1, 271-pounder will stay at home.

"I'm not thinking about it all the time, but I am close (to a decision), said Antwine. "I'm not going anywhere this weekend, but I am supposed to go to Tennessee next weekend for a visit and I may visit Oklahoma State too, maybe or maybe not."

Antwine visited his top two choices back in October when he went to Florida on Oct. 8 to see the Gators play Mississippi State and was in Southern California to see the Trojans on Oct. 29. This week Tennessee came in to visit on Tuesday and the Florida coaches had just left his home 45 minutes before we spoke with him Thursday night.

"The USC coaches are coming in next week and the OSU coaches are supposed to call and set up a time to come in," said the friendly defensive tackle who terrorized opposing quarterbacks this season.

To get a feel for what Antwine is thinking we asked him about each of the four schools -- his top two and the other two he may visit.

"At USC they play as a family, as a team," Antwine said. "Coming out of the tunnel, that stadium just lit up. It was really a great experience.

"Coming out of the swamp -- that was just mad," Antwine said of his trip to Florida. "That was the biggest crowd I had ever seen and the fans were all doing the Gator chop. Even though it wasn't a big opponent that place was crazy.

"Tennessee is a good football program and that is basically it," said Antwine of the Vols.

"Oklahoma State is like Tennessee in that it is a good program and it is close to home," Antwine added of the Cowboys. "If I decide at the last minute that I want to stay close to home I could go there and it would be just as good a program."

Antwine is a real prize and that is evident by the schools that are hoping to land him.

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