Chickillo withdraws from Alonso

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Wed. March 31, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

Alonso defensive end Anthony Chickillo, projected as one of the bay area's top college recruits from the Class of 2011, has withdrawn from school, new Ravens coach Lee Meitzler told the Times this morning.

To which school is he headed? "He did not put it on the withdrawal form," Meitzler said. "The address he gave looked like it was in the Plant district."

For weeks, the prep football community has abounded with speculation Chickillo (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) would transfer to Plant. If he winds up there, the defending Class 5A state champions would have a defensive front featuring Chickillo (pictured, No. 90) and consensus five-star recruit James Wilder Jr. as its bookends.

"It is what it is," Meitzler said. "The rest of the kids we've got have been working hard to get ready. ... We're just going to go from there."

Chickillo, whose father and grandfather played in the NFL, broke his collarbone in the 2009 season opener but still managed to collect 80 tackles and 12.5 sacks in only six games.

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