Antolin had been to Tucson and liked what he saw. He bonded with his recruiter, Darrell Wyatt and that was enough to secure his verbal.
"Coach Wyatt is a nice guy," Antolin said. "I can talk to him about anything."
The chance to see early playing time was another bonus. Without a for sure go-to back, seeing the field right away was not out of the question.
"I think my chances are pretty high," he said of playing as a true freshman. "I have to come in, work hard and show what I can do. If I do that I hope I'll play."
Antolin is a versatile back, who could be a perfect fit for the spread offense. He's a smaller back at 5-8, 186 but that is not a huge factor in the spread.
"I can catch, I am quick and fast," Antolin said.
He plans on trying to get back to Tucson over the summer and will, of course, keep a close eye on the Cats next fall. Antolin has a lot of optimism for his future team.
"I think they'll be good, really good," he explained. "I think they should be pretty good over the next few years."