New Orleans (La.) Miller-McCoy 2016 defensive end Andre Anthony stands 6-foot-4 and 210-pounds, and during the spring several college coaches took notice.
In fact, three programs extended scholarship offers. First came an offer from the Tulane Green Wave after they stopped by spring ball. He admits, at the time, he did not know what to think.
"When they told me, that being my first offer, I didn't know what to think," Anthony said. "I was just happy. It was my first offer."
Then UCF extended an offer his way after another stop through Miller-McCoy. The latest came from Ole Miss, by way of area recruiter and Ole Miss wide receivers coach Grant Heard.
"Oh man, I couldn't do anything but smile and be happy. I didn't know what to say," Anthony said. "The SEC, we're talking big now. That's why I have to make sure I have to do what I have to do. I was just excited."
This summer he plans to turn more heads.
"Oh yeah, I'm most definitely hitting the camps and hitting the weight room," Anthony said. "I just got to get ready for the season. My first camp is on the 31st and then I have other camps coming up after that."
Camp stops at LSU, Ole Miss, Tulane, UCF, Mississippi State, Stanford, and Florida are all on Anthony's mind, and he admits growing up in Louisiana the LSU Tigers are high on his list.
The Tigers have Anthony's attention for a number of reasons.
"Well, (Barkevious) Mingo that went to the Browns for one. He kind of put more interest in me," Anthony said. "Then the d-line throughout the years. Defensive-wise, they have my kind of defense, and that's what I'm really looking for. Then by me being in Louisiana, LSU has been what I've been looking at college-wise."
He is looking forward to an opportunity to check out several programs this summer and he knows what he will be looking for in a future college home.
"School-wise I'm looking for a school that has what I'm looking for career-wise if football doesn't work out," Anthony said. "Football-wise I'm looking for a school that has good defense. Coaching, a school that has a coaching staff I can bond with. And a school that just has a good overall atmosphere."