Six offers for Louisburg athlete

With the size and speed to be a playmaker on either side of the ball, Louisburg ATH Anthony Baskin (6-1, 215) is a prospect who has shot up recruiting boards. JCFootball.com spoke to the talented athlete recently and he updated us on things including which four-year schools have already ponied up offers and which ones could be close to extending full-rides...

Baskin prepped at South Lyon (Mi.) High School and committed to Oregon, but was unable to qualify, so he headed to Grand Rapids Community College to get his academics in order.

"I was the starting strong safety there (in 2009) and I had a good season, but there were some things that went on that made it so I needed to leave and come down (to Louisburg)," Baskin said. "I didn't feel like the staff at Grand Rapids really understood what I was going through when I was there. I had a lot of family stuff going on and some personal tragedies and it was affecting me and they didn't really understand what I was going through, so I left and headed down to North Carolina just to get away from everything and get a fresh start.

"I've talked to the (Grand Rapids) coaches since I left and we've mended up the fences, so everything is fine and honestly, this has been a good year for me."

Baskin, who has ideal size to go along with 4.33 speed, is a threat on both sides of the ball, but made his biggest contributions on defense with over 40 tackles, one sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries including one he returned for a touchdown.

"I mainly played outside linebacker, but most schools that are recruiting me like me at corner or safety," Baskin said.

Included in the group that like him at corner are Central Michigan, Texas A&M and Bowling Green who have all offered while Illinois and Michigan State have made offers at safety.

"Michigan likes me a lot and wants to meet with me, but they haven't offered yet and I'm still talking a lot with Oregon about things," Baskin said. "I really like Michigan State a lot and they want to get me up for an official visit, but since I'm taking 24 credits right now, I need to focus on that so I won't take visits until after I get back up there.

"I'm going to finish out this quarter here at Louisburg and then I will go up and finish my AA up at Grand Rapids where I started."

Baskin said in addition to the schools listed above, he's also hearing a lot from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Tennessee as well.

The talented athlete will have three years to play two once he finishes his AA degree in May and said he's unsure whether he will sign in February or take some visits later and sign with a school after signing day.

We'll continue to keep tabs on Baskin as he gets closer to setting up his visits and we will update things as they change.

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