Our first interview of 2011 was with Miami Jackson's Robenson Therezie. Now we follow it up with 2011 Offensive Lineman Anthony Spano.
With his 6-3, 275 lb. frame, Anthony Spano excels on the football field. He plays for Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Florida. When asked about his future position, Spano says, "My position right now is Center, but I'll play anywhere needed." Just the answer every coach is looking for. That wasn't it for the good answers - they kept coming. "My goals for next year are to get my team more wins. When we win more games, we make it to the playoffs. At the playoffs, we make it to states. When we make it to states, we become state champions."
When TomahawkNation learned of Anthony Spano, word was received that the Noles might have a special place in Anthony's heart. Anthony reiterated that point. "I grew up a Nole fan," Anthony said. His cousin was also the college roommate of TN's founder, Bud Elliott. Being a Nole fan is one thing. Playing for a former marine is another. Actually, Anthony says he would embrace the opportunity. "I went to a Florida State camp. I would love to play for Rick Trickett. He's a great coach. He would bring the best out of me."
Still, playing for his childhood favorite has little bearing on his decision. He quickly pointed out that academics were most key with him. How big were they? He mentioned his interest in prestigious academic schools such as Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. Anthony carries a 4.2 GPA with a 1240 reading/math and a 1790 reading/math/writing SAT score. Very rare to find in a High School football recruit. An even bigger shock was what he was interested in for college. Anthony wants to study either genetics or law.
What will be the some of the factors in Anthony's signature? Anthony lists them as, "Grades. Academic environment. Great coaches. Football tradition."
After the jump, see what plans Anthony has for the future as well as highlight tape.
More film here. Part 1 and
What are Anthony's plans for the future? "I want to attend as many camps as I am able to," Anthony said. As for a timetable, Anthony plans to decide when he gets all his offers.