Appleby Wanted the Total Package
Antonio Appleby
Antonio Appleby
ACC Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 15, 2004
Miller Safrit, ACC Recruiting Analyst


The early decision for Virginia Beach (Va.) Salem linebacker Antonio Appleby surprised everyone, including Appleby himself. It took a visit last weekend to let him realize why he wanted to become a Cavalier.

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“Basically they had everything I wanted in academics, athletics, the coaching staff, and the team,” says the 6-foot-4, 220 pounder. “They have the total package.”

Appleby, who many believe to be the total package as a football player, can play a multitude of positions.

“They recruited me for linebacker and tight end. I really did not want to play linebacker until I visited over the weekend. They showed me some film and showed me how I fit in perfectly for the scheme. After I saw that, I was sold.”

Appleby committed then decided to commit last night.

Ranked as the number nine player in Virginia, and the number 44 player in the Atlantic Region, Appleby I knew after the trip that Virginia was going to be one of his top schools, and he wanted to make sure he could have a spot on the team.

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