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4-star OLB Anthony Solomon

Talk about hardcore, one only has to look at what 4-star OLB Anthony Solomon, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., does to stay in shape to see somebody dedicated to his personal physical fitness. Solomon spoke to us about his conditioning programs and his recruitment.

Anthony Solomon

How much interest in the Ducks do you have?

AS: I have been watching the Ducks play ever since De’Anthony Thomas was there. I have been looking at them for a long while.

Was the offer a surprise?

AS: My Head Coach Roger Harriott told me about the offer after school today (3/28/17). I was not able to speak with any of the Oregon coaches. Yes, this offer was kind of a surprise for me.

How many offers do you have?

AS: I believe this one would make 27.

Did your Coach say how they found you; camp or film?

AS: My head coach did not go into specifics about it.

Any leaders at this point? Do you have any schools your confident will get one of your five official visits?

AS: Yes, my leader right now is The University of Michigan. I have no idea who I will be taking my five officials with.

What your current height and weight?

AS: I am 6-1, and I weigh 200.

What has the Wolverines leading?

AS: A close family friend is a linebacker Coach at the University of Michigan; Coach Bush is like an uncle to me.

What position do coaches/schools see you playing in college?

AS: I am an outside linebacker, slash safety kind of player.

What your dream profession if you did not play ball?

AS: My dream profession is being a bio engineer.

What do you do for fun or relax?

AS: I do parkour*, and free running. My second sport is MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

Excuse my ignorance; I am old, what is free running?

AS: It’s okay, not many people know what free running is, it is when you run up walls and do flips on concrete, and an easy way to explain is saying I am learning how to be a ninja.

Be careful that free running sounds hard-core, hope you are wearing your helmet.

AS: Yeah for now, I just go to a free running gym where they have mats, and a lot of protection.

Good thinking! As a dad that makes me feel better. Have a great night!

AS: Yeah, I am not too extreme when it comes to all that extracurricular activity. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. Have a great night.

*Note: Parkour is training for military style obstacle courses.

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