Wolverine Welcome with Anthony LaLota

Anthony LaLota, a 6-6, 260 pound defensive end from The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., did not start playing football until his junior year of high school. He started on offense and defense both years, registering 52 tackles and 11.5 sacks his senior season. He is a five-star prospect according to scout.com and was a National Honor Society member. LaLota came to U-M for the winter semester and enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

What number do you want to wear
I'll wear No. 90.

You didn't start playing football until junior year. How did you get started
I knew the coach of my high school team for quite a while and he told me there was always a spot on the team if I wanted it, so I decided to give it a try. Thankfully, it worked out well. I was a basketball guy.

Favorite high school class
English. I like to read a lot of different things.

One word to describe Mike Barwis.

What happened to Tony Soprano at the end of the series
I think he's still alive. I think they'll make a Sopranos movie and get a big payday off of that. I was a big fan.

Who is Zoltan Mesko
He's the punter. He's crazy.

Are you going to the prom
No. I went last year.

Are you a video game guy
Not really.

Who is MVP of the all-name team for this year's signing class: Vladimir Emilien, Tate Forcier or Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Fitzgerald Touissant. That's a pretty cool name. (With one vote to go, Fitzgerald leads the voting with three nods. Tate has two votes and Vlad has one).

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