Cornerback Marc Anthony from Chandler HS (Chandler, AZ) has had a busy summer. From combines to offers to training, no doubt the #32 ranked corner in the country could use a breather. The dust has started to settle and Anthony has started to narrow down his list of schools.
The 6-0 185 pound Marc Anthony
says that Michigan has a slight lead over Boise State, Nebraska, Oregon State,
Washington, Colorado, Arizona State and Illinois. All have
He has had a busy summer,
attending camps at Michigan, Arizona
State and Colorado. He held an
offer from ASU before the camps but earned offers for his performances in
Ann Arbor and Boulder.
His two most recent offers have
come from Michigan (yesterday) and Nebraska (this morning)
and here are his thoughts on both:
"I grew up a Michigan fan. They are
one of the top programs in the nation every year."
"It was fun. It was raining and
humid. It was the firt time I had put on a helmet since December so that was
rough. I did good in the drills, one on ones and seven on seven. When it was
time for lunch, Coach English walked me over to Coach Carr's office. That's
where it all happened (the offer). I couldn't say anything. I was just sitting
Anthony obviously liked the offer
and the staff told him that they liked how he covered. They were excited to see
him in person and see how fast he really is.
Anthony has some ties to
mother is friends with former Husker DB Toby Wright and Anthony actually trains
with him. He said that he and Wright spoke about him possibly playing in
Wright offered to give the staff a call. Anthony kid of blew it off saying, "I
didn't think I could play for them. They are a good school and I never thought I
The Nebraska staff obviously
thought different and Anthony says that NU coach Bill Busch called and offered
him this morning. "He (Busch) says that the Arizona area has produced a lot of talent. He
watched the tape along with the other coaches and offered me along with Dion
(teammate Dion Jordan)."
Anthony now holds 14 offers, those
offers being Nebraska,
Michigan, UTEP, Colorado, Colorado State,
Illinois, San Diego
State, Oregon State, Arizona State, Wyoming,
Washington State, Boise State,
Washington and Utah.
One school that he
keeps mentioning in interviews as one of his favorites is Boise State. With a lot of major BCS conference
schools highly recruiting Marc, he was asked what has kept Boise State in the
"I watched the game
last year (versus Oklahoma). It was the most exciting bowl game
I have ever seen. I thought maybe I might have a chance to help them win a
championship. To go out and play and get on the field."
Always the big
question with recruits is when they plan on committing and Anthony responded, "I
probably will wait until the season to set up my visits. I will probably commit
after I take all five of my visits. I will sit down and talk with my parents and
call the rest of my family. I want to feel which place fits me best and then
Here are clips of
Anthony from his junior year: