Antonio North was apparently ready to decide between Virginia Tech and NC State following his visit to Blacksburg for the spring game a few weeks ago. How close is he now?
“It's down to those two schools for the most part,” said North Stafford head coach Eric Cooke. “No one else is really in the picture. He had a great time at Virginia Tech and really likes their winning tradition. He likes NC State’s recent success and their facilities.”
The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder will re-visit both schools one more time this summer and camp at both as well. He also has offers from Virginia and West Virginia and interest from Tennessee, but the Hokies and Wolfpack are the clear favorites.
“Antonio likes both schools for a lot of the same reasons, which confuses things” said Cooke. “Both offer him early playing time as well as similar facilities and successes. He also likes the academics at both schools.”
So when will a decision come?
“I think he still plans to make a decision as early as the end of June,” Cooke said. “I’d say the end of July at the latest after he camps at each place."