Lalota Set to Visit With Wolverines

Anthony LaLota is one of the top uncommitted players in the country, but he might not be for long. The five star recruit is set to visit Michigan, the final school in his list of top suitors. He talked about that upcoming trip to Ann Arbor and the possibility of a preseason decision.

The Hun School (Princeton, NJ) lineman Anthony LaLota recently trimmed his list of school choices down to seven, leaving Michigan, Notre Dame, Virginia, Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers and Florida. In an effort to narrow down the choices even further, LaLota has visited six of those seven schools this summer and is about to head to his final destination.

"I'm going to Michigan this Friday," he reported, "It's going to be my first time up there. I just want to get a feel for the coaches, the program and talk to some academic people. I'm looking forward to it a lot."

The 6'5, 260-lb LaLota played both ways last season and while he is ranked as the nation's #3 offensive tackle, he says the Wolverines and the other six suitors are all recruiting him as a defensive end, where he had 40 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior. It is a bit ironic then that his recruiter from Michigan is offensive line coach Greg Frey.

"I think he's a really good coach," LaLota said of Frey, "he came to Hun and I had an opportunity to say hello for a second. They seem like they have a pretty good coaching staff there."

LaLota, who wants to major in business, says the academics will be a big part of his decision. The decision itself should become clearer after he has seen all seven schools, but he is not binding himself to any particular day at the moment.

"No, I haven't set a date yet," he explained, "I plan on doing it (setting a date) soon, but if I'm ready to make it before the season, I'll do it. If I don't feel ready, I won't hesitate to make a couple officials first and then decide."

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