Antoniou at IMG, motivated to prove himself

Linebacker Aaron Antoniou had a setback as a junior that has motivated him to work even harder to become a college prospect. Now at IMG Academy, he is ready to take advantage of his opportunity.

Aaron Antoniou had good sophomore tape at Hinsdale Central. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, he seemed ready to take the next step towards earning offers as a junior, but had to sit the season out after transferring to Lombard Montini.

Now at IMG Academy, he is eager to show a host of schools who are in contact that, despite the lack of junior film, he is worthy of a scholarship spot on their team.

"I'm more motivated than I've ever been," he said. "I have so many interests, but zero D1 offers because I was out my entire junior season. It's time for me to show all these coaches that I'm talking to what I can do this spring and even more so in the summer and fall."

The decision to head down to IMG was based on the resources he would have there and the amount of college eyes that will be on him over the next few months.

"IMG is going to help me bounce back from being out last season. I will be able to get exposure all spring, while becoming the best version of myself and taking my talents to the next level."

As for specific schools interested, he says, "I've been in contact with Illinois a lot, West Virginia, Indiana, Toledo, Bowling Green. Massachusetts, Colgate, Central Michigan, Ball State and a few more. I've been invited to all of their junior days but I plan on attending visits to Illinois, West Virginia and Colgate."

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