2017 Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy) four-star linebacker and Maryland native Jordan Anthony packed his bags and boarded a plane with his fellow IMG teammates Cesar Ruiz and Robert Hainsey. All three of the IMG standouts traveled to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit to Michigan for the spring game and junior day over this past weekend.
Anthony and his teammates arrived in Ann Arbor hours before the spring game on Friday and had front-row tickets in The Big House to watch the much anticipated spring game. On Saturday, Anthony spent the rest of his visit talking and hanging out with coaches and players, and learning more about the Michigan football program and all it has to offer.
“My visit was great, I really enjoyed meeting Coach Brown, Coach Partridge, and of course Coach Harbaugh,” Anthony commented about his visit. “I had a ton of fun, the fans were great to me during my visit and the energy level and excitement was awesome.”
Due to the spring game and craziness of the weekend, Anthony did not get to talk to Coach Harbaugh too much. However, he did get to talk to Michigan’s linebackers coach Chris Partridge and Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. Both of those coaches made a good impression on Anthony.
“I got to talk and see all of the coaches on the Michigan coaching staff, but I spent the most time with Coach Brown and Coach Partridge,” Anthony said. “We talked a lot, just about how Michigan can help me as both a student and a athlete. We also watched film and hung out. They are both great coaches and I could definitely see myself playing for them.”
Jordan Anthony is a four-star linebacker, but he is also labeled as an athlete according to some recruiting sites. Due to the athletic ability and flexibility to play either linebacker, running back, or any skill position. However, the Michigan coaching staff sees Anthony as a very dynamic player who will bring a lot of different elements to the linebacker position.
“Coach Brown and Coach Partridge said they could see me playing anywhere at Michigan, however they want me to play a hybrid outside linebacker position. A outside linebacker who can rush the passer, cover sideline-to-sideline, and still play tough and stuff the runner.”
Anthony has decided to release a top ten list of schools sometime in the near future on Twitter. But he plans on visiting both Clemson and Penn State in the next two weeks before he releases that list. After his visit to Michigan, he tells me that Michigan is a lock to make his list.
“I will be releasing a top ten soon, probably after my visits to Penn State and Clemson in the upcoming weeks. Michigan made a big impression on me during my visit, they’re solidly in my top five and possibly my top three. Michigan has definitely moved up on my board.”
– Shane Kinnee (Assistant Manager)