One of the headliners from the Bluff City will be Melrose's Antonio Harper.
"I am well coached," added Antonio Harper. "Being
able to read my keys and my speed gives me the edge. My techniques help me out
a lot too."
Harper was named to the 4A 1st Team All-State squad after
collecting 95 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 int's, and 2 forced fumbles.
year was a good season, as far as stats wise, but we only made it to the 2nd round
of the playoffs. We need to get back to winning championships around here."
colleges have offered the talented linebacker so far.
"Alabama, Ole Miss, and Miami have offered me."
Who could be next in line?
Tech. They have been sending me some letters wanting me to come to their camps
Which colleges are at the top of Harper's list?
three that have offered me."
What stands out about Alabama?
is a great school. I would love to go to that school, but I have to take some
more visits. But Alabama is one of my top schools."
What are Ole Miss'
"They are recruiting me real hard, but I have never been
down there for a visit so I do not know how they are. But I met two of their coaches
and they seemed like nice people."
one of the schools I have been wanting to go to, but I did not know this many
colleges were going to want me, but it is a good college to go to."
else real active in their recruitment with the 6' 4", 220 pound linebacker?
They text me every week, and they wanted me to come down to their A Day."
Antonio visited any colleges this Spring?
"I went to Alabama's Jr
Did anyone accompany him?
"My mother, brother,
and cousin came with me."
How did that experience go?
liked the campus and how the coaches treated me. I liked it a lot."
stood out during the visit?
"I like how they take care of their athlete's
academics. They straight up tell you that you will get your degree if you go to
Will Antonio take anymore visits this Spring?
am going back to Alabama, and I want to check out Ole Miss and Miami too."
will be the main factors when it comes decision time?
"Just how the
coaches treat me. That is all I am looking at, how they treat me."
reports a 2.6 GPA / 16 ACT.
Melrose LB holds Ole Miss offer
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