Orange Intrigue Anthony Rhoades

Syracuse has already done a great job the last two years landing talented linebackers, which will fit well within Coach Robinson's defensive schemes. The staff has also done a great job recruiting the "Keystone State" by landing major players like Tucker Baumbach and Cody Catalina. Could West Philadelphia standout Anthony Rhoades be the next player in line?

Anthony Rhoades, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound athlete from West Philadelphia Catholic High in Philadelphia, Pa. has already racked up a more than impressive offer list.

"I have offers from Rutgers, Temple, Syracuse, West Virginia, Michigan State and Cincinnati," Rhoades explained.

Rhoades stars as a linebacker for his high school, but he could play with his hand on the ground on the next level.

"Some schools are recruiting me as an outside linebacker and some are recruiting me as a rush defensive end," he said of the attention he is receiving.

"I believe my biggest strength at either position is my speed coming off of the edge."

Rhoades has had the opportunity to tour many of the campuses that he is interested in.

"I have been to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Michigan State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Temple and Maryland," Rhoades informed. "They all had good campuses."

Rhoades is very interested in Syracuse University, and although he has not yet had the opportunity to see their campus, they are in a good spot to receive one of his official visits.

"I am very interested in Syracuse," Rhoades said of his interest in the program. "The main thing that I like about them is that they are close to home."

"We play all of our games on Friday nights, so I plan to take all of my official visits on Saturday's during the season."

"I am not sure exactly what schools I am going to visit. I know it is close, but I still want to get a better chance to evaluate all of the schools before I decide to visit them."

"If I feel right during a visit I could commit."

Rhoades would like to have a dual major in the graphic arts and criminal justice at the college of his choice.

As a junior, Rhoades recorded 85 tackles including 28 for loss, 10 sacks and recovered two fumbles.


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