Erie has recruited me for football
How long have sports been a big part of your life?
Ever since first grade, I was watching the Steelers’ Championship Game and I watched my father play football and I went signed up and I excelled at it and we won the championship and I was nominated MVP, and it makes me feel good
Has getting scholarships to college in exchange for your promise to play for their football team been a goal of yours throughout high school?
Yes to play football at a collegiate level has been my dream since I was a little kid, and I am not going to stop, I want to play at a high rank school
As an accomplished athlete do you have any advice for younger athletes who are considering becoming college athletes?
Put your head to it, commit to it and don’t give up and just be 100% committed
You clearly have a passion for football , but do you have a love of any other sports?
Baseball, and it is another thing that I picked up two years ago and the first game I ever pitched. I went to practice for Mr. Millman and I did a great job and my coach for my JV (Junior Varsity) team, asked me to pitch for Tottenville, New York. Football is my better sport and the sport I love however.
Antonio’s hard work in school and on the field has guaranteed him a future in a higher institution of learning. His dedication to his work and craft of the sport makes him a candidate for the typical profile of a well rounded student athlete. For students that have the passion for a sport they love and want to benefit their education from it, Antonio’s future is not far off from that dream.