Anthony Lalota Speaks about his commitment

Princeton, New Jersey (The Hun School) defensive end Anthony Lalota picks the Wolverines! He tells Tom Lemming why he picked Michigan.

N.J. DE/OT Anthony LaLota from Princeton, The Hun School (6-6, 260, 4.65) picked the Wolverines on Tom Lemming's CBS College Sports TV show tonight.

Statements from Lalota with Tom Lemming tonight:

"I'm here to announce my college decision."

"I've thoroughly enjoyed the recruiting process."

"I started out as a basketball player; last year was my first year playing football."

"I was a defensive end right off the bat, it fit my skill set. You get to play with instinct, use your athletic ability."

"I only attended one camp this summer, Notre Dame."

"Right after Signing Day is when I got my first offer, from Rutgers."

And ... finally ... his announcement, and why he picked Michigan:

"I was very happy. They have a great coaching staff. Its a great academic school. And Ann Arbor is a great area."

Anthony visited Michigan on August 22nd, and said:

"I spoke with (D-line coach) Coach Tall for a while, and (defensive coordinator) Coach Shafer ... they told me about their schemes and how they'd use their defensive ends."


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Scout.com's #27 Rising-senior, Lalota visited U-M on Friday, Aug. 22, and the Wolverines won him over, beating out Notre Dame, Virginia, Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers and Florida.

Lalota will visit Michigan on Sept 27, or on Oct. 24.

Jr. stats for Anthony: Defense: 40 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 broken up pass.

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Lemming: "He could easily carry 290 pounds .. playing inside just might be his ticket to the NFL."

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