Always tough to follow in a legend's footsteps
when it comes
to athletics, some would say it is even tougher when that legend
brother! Well today that is exactly what Lobo fans learned today
as 6-1 215
LB/RB Anthony Messina (Addison Trail HS, Addison IL) gave his
verbal commitment to
play for the University of New Mexico.
Messina? Where have Lobos heard that name before?
Well unless you are living under a rock
you know that
Anthony's big brother is none other than Carmen Messina. Who for
the past 3
years has been a tackling machine for the Lobo football team. A
would be nervous about the standards his big brother set not
brother was the biggest influence in my decision to come to UNM,"
Anthony Messina is a 6-1 215lbs RB/LB, three year starter on varsity team including being named offensive player of the year at Addison. Messina was also named all -Conference the past two years. Anthony Messina brings it and if you don't believe me, check out what big bro Carmen had to say via twitter.
Anthony Messina gave a verbal commitment today to the University of New Mexico. They just got a better athlete then me, a smarter player then me, & a player who loves the game just as much if not more than me. Lobo blood runs deep. –Carmen Messina
New Mexico is like a second home for the Messina family." I have been coming to camps since my freshmen year," says Messina. "For four year I have really liked the camps and everything about New Mexico,"
With a new coaching staff coming in after
this season is
through, a season that thus far has not seen the Lobos in the
most high school seniors might just shy away from UNM, but that is the
furthest thing from Anthony
mind and this current season or the past couple had no affect on
decision., "I really want to go there (New Mexico), it does not
affect me at
all." Messina just
wants to put on the
cherry and sliver to represent his family and his future Lobo
Messina plays both linebacker and running back so when asked where he sees himself as a D-I player. "I want to do whatever I can to make the team better." This is the kind of talk and leadership ability that should have Lobo fans excited. "I want to come in and start winning and play wherever I can on the field to do that."
Lobo fans have loved watching Carmen run all over the field, to have another Messina on the field should put a smile on every Lobo fans face!