“On my official weekend all the players and coaches made us all feel welcomed and like we were already a part of the (football) team before I even committed. I also talked to a couple of the professors on campus and coach (Dawson) Odums is really high on academics. … Since I’m from South Louisiana, I can see myself playing in front of my family and friends in Baton Rouge for the next four years.”

Age: 19

School: East Feliciana High School, senior

Parents: Kenneth and Lena Ford Anio


Book: “The Eye of the Tiger” by Wilbur Smith

Music: Hip hop

TV show: “My Wife and Kids”

Movie: “The Little Rascals”

Hangout: Buffalo Wild Wings

Role model: Kenneth Lee Anio Sr. (his dad)

Extra: He played wide receiver/defensive back on his high school football team and is also on the track team.

William Taylor

Assistant People editor