Miami (Fla.) Columbus outside linebacker Antonio Lowery may not have been mentioned among some of the best backers in the country up to this point, but when browsing over his offer sheet he certainly earns merit of a mention.
"I have written offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Florida, Ball State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Rutgers, West Virginia, Florida International, Minnesota, Auburn and NC State," said Lowery.
The 6-foot-0, 199-pound Lowery burst onto the scene at the Miami NIKE camp where earned rave reviews from linebackers coach Chris Gizzy as the best linebacker at the camp.
"Some of the main schools I'm looking at right now are Florida, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Alabama, Minnesota and Miami," Lowery said. "Coach Randolph came down from Alabama and brought coach Shula with him and they made a good impression on me. Also coach Holliday from Florida brought coach Meyer down here with him."
As a junior he collected 52 tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions and recovered one fumble.
"The environment of a school is very important to me," Lowery said. "Growing up here in Miami has been a lot of fun so I want to go to a school that has a lot to do around it. I would love to play early, but I know that I need to go in the weight room and work harder and earn a position wherever I decide to go."
Lowery had a good showing at the Miami NIKE camp where he ran an electronic 40-yard dash in 4.86 seconds, ran a 4.31 shuttle, posted a 29-inch vertical jump and did 11 reps on the bench press.
"I want to take all of my official visits before I make any kind of decision," Lowery said. "I haven't decided exactly when I will make my decision, but it is probably going to be sometime after the season."