Winston-Salem (N.C.) Parkland defensive back Antonio Wardlow will make his first official visit to the team the prospect said is “kind of in the lead” when he goes to Tennessee this weekend.
“I like Tennessee, but I am still looking,” said Wardlow, who unofficially visited Tennessee in September when the Vols played Florida. “Tennessee has great coaches and I’m looking forward to going there this weekend.”
Wardlow, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder, will be taking his parents along to Knoxville this weekend to see the Vols take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
“I want them to see the atmosphere around there on game day, because it is something to see,” Wardlow said. “And they will get a chance to see the campus.”
The three-star cornerback isn’t stopping at Tennessee. He plans to visit Virginia Tech Nov. 26. He would like to take all five visits. Tennessee, Virginia Tech and South Carolina are his top schools with Clemson, North Carolina and North Carolina State next.
“I haven’t had a chance to sit down with people at Virginia Tech, so I’m looking forward to that,” Wardlow said.
He is also hoping to be looking forward to the high school playoffs. Parkland (7-3) has its final game Friday and must wait for the outcome of another contest to see if it will earn a postseason berth. If they do, Wardlow’s five interceptions this year will play a big part. He also plays quarterback for the team.
“We’re having a good year and are hoping to keep the season going,” Wardlow said.
Wardlow is ranked the 30th best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com and is the No. 15 player in the state of North Carolina.