Sibilia Poised For A Big Senior Season

Antonio Sibilia is an absolute load at linebacker/ safety. The 6'0 210 pound defensive architect out of Nutley H.S. (NJ) is a football player through and through. He is a tough, gritty throwback player with tremendous pride.

Sibilia would definitely be a great catch for any program in the country. In talking to this young man, I was impressed by his composure and maturity level. Antonio is definitely a "program guy" if there ever was one.

Sibilia is also a primetime football player as well. Over the past 2 seasons, the 1st Team All- NJILL selection has accounted for over 175 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. His offensive output also makes him an interesting prospect at the fullback position. He has compiled over 1500 yards of total offense and 20 touchdowns over that timeframe as well.

"On offense I am hard to bring down. I have the speed to get to the outside and the power to run inside. Defensively, I'm a sideline-to-sideline guy. I have great reaction time, and get a good idea of what the play is going to be before the snap", said Antonio. Sibilia claims a forty yard dash time of 4.57 seconds and a max bench press of 385 pounds. This speed and strength will come in handy on the next level where everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger.

There obviously isn't a lack of attention being shown to this great athlete. "I get mail and hear from Rutgers at least 5 times per week. I also am being recruited by Maryland, Pitt, Kentucky, Virginia, Duke, Cincinnati, and Syracuse", said Antonio. At this time, Rutgers is the frontrunner for his services with Maryland and Pitt following closely behind them. "I have visited all 3 schools and they are all great. I don't have anything bad to say about any of them", he stated. Education, location, and playing for a winning program are the 3 things most important to Antonio in selecting an institution.

As for a declaration, Antonio is taking his time and talking things over with his family to ensure he does what's best for him. He is currently also working out at Sports University in Fairfield, New Jersey to prepare for the rigors of the upcoming season and Division 1 football thereafter.


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