I was fortunate once again to be a part of a very special event this past weekend in Tupelo,…
Making His Own Way
Anthony D'Angelo profile "I thought everybody there was good," said Anthony of the talent on hand Saturday. "There were a lot good quarterbacks more. I got to talk with Ben Stevens a little more. We had met at the Nike training camp and at the Elite 11 camp, so we're becoming good friends." The weekend provided some feedback from another group of coaches and scouts that will only help D'Angelo improve. "I heard a lot of things I have been told before," said Anthony. "They told me to always make sure my mechanics are right and things like that. It was a good camp. It showed me some things I needed to work on." Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss and Southern Miss are all on the schedule as the talented quarterback makes his summer camping trips. "Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas State and Southern Miss have all called me," said Anthony. "Mississippi State came by in the spring, but they haven't called me yet. "They all say they like the way I play. They want to see how I throw in person and see how I do in drills. Everybody just wants to get a visual idea of what I can do and how I throw the ball." D'Angelo is hopeful that a solid camp showing will lead to an offer or two over the course of the next few weeks. He is looking for a program who sees him as a starter down the road. "Honestly, I am looking for somewhere I can play," said Anthony. "I don't want to be a career backup or anything like that. I am not the type of guy who is comfortable sitting on the bench. I want to go somewhere that I can get some playing time pretty early." An offensive scheme that revolves around a dynamic quarterback is what D'Angelo has in mind. "I like any kind of spread thing," said Anthony. "I like throwing it down field or working the short stuff. I like Ole Miss and Southern Miss' offenses. I feel like I would fit into either one of those." For now D'Angelo is working hard to get his name and his skills in front of college coaches looking to sign a quarterback. Anthony has some natural advantages as the product of a football family, but he has not expecting anything to come his way that is not the result of his own hard work. "There are a lot of positives because you're around it your whole life," said D'Angelo of growing up around football. "I am just so comfortable out there because it's like a second home. "I don't get nervous on Friday nights because I am so used to being there. "There are people that expect a lot from me because of my dad or because my brother had all of those scholarships, but I am just trying to be my own person and show people what I can do."
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