Four-star lineman Anthony LaLota grabbed two more offers from Pittsburgh and Arkansas on Thursday and is expecting another SEC offer very soon. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound athlete from The Hun School is being recruited mostly at defensive end, however Scout.com has him ranked as the No. 6 offensive tackle in the entire country after reviewing his film.
"I saw Pittsburgh play here in New Jersey against Rutgers and really like the aggressive style of defense they play," LaLota said. "I have been to their campus for a basketball tournament and thought it was pretty nice. The facilities that I played in were great and the area surrounding Pitt is cool. I haven't talked to the coaching staff yet, so I'm going to have to learn more about them."
"Arkansas offered me as well, but I don't know much about them either," LaLota explained. "They play in the SEC which is a great conference and are putting two running backs into the 1st round of the draft this year in Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, so you know they pump out talent down there. Coach Bobby Petrino has also been pretty successful at his other jobs."
Another SEC offer could be coming soon for LaLota.
"Florida is close to offering. I talked to Coach Steve Addazio and I am planning on visiting them this month to check things out."
As a junior, LaLota made 40 tackles, 10 sacks, forced two fumbles and deflected a pass. It was his first year playing football.
Panthers Offer NJ Lineman
Panther Digest Top Stories
Illini Inquirer Recruiting Lounge: July 21Every Friday, the Illini Inquirer staff and Scout experts give the latest Illini recruiting buzz and analysis in the Recruiting Lounge. Step inside to see the latest!
Illini Inquirer6:30 AM
Hardwood Classic: Versatility of ThomasHoward Pulley was back in action last night in Kansas City at the KC Hardwood Classic but now have two Gopher commits in their line-up. How did Jarvis Thomas and Daniel Oturu do?…
Gopher Illustrated5:18 AM
2019 LB Lytle Has Loaded ItineraryAnaheim (Calif.) Servite four-star outside linebacker Spencer Lytle, one of the top prospects at his position in the 2019 class, is set to wrap up his summer with a round of visits…
Scout FootballYesterday at 10:36 AM
Stage Set for Big Recruiting WeekendFlorida is set to host one if its biggest recruiting weekends this summer. Starting from Thursday, the Gators are not only welcoming several top targets to campus, but they could…
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 8:26 AM