Wadesboro, N.C. (Anson HS) linebacker Stephone Anthony played in the Under Armour All-America game this week and then traveled to Gainesville for an official visit.
Anthony said he enjoyed the Under Armour experience in Florida. The 5-star linebacker played in Wednesday’s game in St. Petersburg after practicing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.
“It was awesome man,” Anthony said. “It was really fun. I had a great time down there. I got to compete against the best players in the nation and we just had fun.”
The highlight of the Under Armour experience wasn’t on the field for the prize recruit.
“The highlight was going to Disney,” Anthony said. “I had never been there.
“Man, it was kind of one of those trips where you just go to get a feel for things. Me and my parents took it slow and got a feel for things all over again. We got to see how things are down there now. We really enjoyed ourselves. Coach (Will) Muschamp is a great guy. The staff seems to be the way he wants it and everyone is very excited about the future.”
How did the All-American rate the Florida visit on a scale of one to ten?
“I would probably give it a 10 because my parents really enjoyed it,” Anthony said. “Everything seems okay down there with the new staff. Everybody is really excited about the change.”
What was the highlight of the visit?
“It was just being around the guys and seeing how they fell about it,” Anthony said. “With the coaching change nobody left or transferred. Everybody is excited about the future.”
The 5-star linebacker will take an official visit to Clemson next weekend.
“I just want to go up there and have a good time,” Anthony said. “I want to see some things I haven’t seen yet. I want to get around the guys and see how they feel about things.”
When asked when he will make his decision, Anthony responded, “It will still be on signing day, February 2.”