Athlete Anthony Averett of Woodbury, N.J. has dedicated most of the his recent time to his track season, but has still managed to see his recruiting process hit the next level. Now with five offers, Averett is eager for more.
"A lot of schools want me to come down, visit them and meet the coaches," said Averett ,who is 6-foot-1 and 175-pounds. "I really don't have the time, because of track but I noticed that track is blowing me up even more. In the last three week I've had two offers come at me, so I think it's helping too."
Averett already had offers from Temple, East Carolina and Old Dominion, and added his two most recent offers from Rutgers and West Virginia.
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"It feels great," said Averett. "It keeps me working hard to get more."
Aside from the five offers, Averett has noticed increased recent interest from Maryland, South Carolina, Penn State, Miami and Alabama.
"I don't have any visits planned as of right now, but I am going to the Miami football camp in late June," said Averett.
The time spent on the track, while it has taken him away from recruiting, has produced impressive results this season.
"Well in my last track meet I ran a 6.46 in the 55M in New York," said Averett. "It was my personal best and I came in first. I also broke the school record. I won the long jump, which was also a personal best of 23-feet, 7 1/2-inches. I'm a half inch short of my school record. I'm ranked 11th in the long jump, and I am three inches away from being ranked #2 in the nation."
On the football field last fall Averett rushed for 1,006 yards and 13 touchdowns, while adding four interceptions at safety.
"I have the speed and I'm explosive, but I need to work on staying low and having better footwork," said Averett. "I tend to use my natural ability too much. I just know on the next level I'm going to need that."