Hillsdale College Recruiting Blurbs 2/7/08

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Signing Day: Anthony Mifsud has Hillsdale Epiphany

Mick McCabe, Freep.com

February 7, 2008

The roller-coaster recruitment of Dearborn quarterback Anthony Mifsud had hit a snag.

“During the summer, I was all over the place,” Mifsud said. “For a week, I thought I was going to Michigan. But everything changes so fast.”

By January, Mifsud, 6-foot-4, 183 pounds, wasn’t sure where his recruitment was headed, but it was dragging. Several Division I-AA schools were interested in him, but the offers weren’t coming.

“This is taking too long,” Mifsud thought.

So he visited Division II Indianapolis and loved it. But before he committed, he called Meredith Gatt.

Gatt is a student at Hillsdale. Her father, Matt, and Mifsud’s father, Dave, were teammates at Hillsdale more than 20 years ago. Anthony told Meredith he wanted to hang out.

“Her boyfriend is on the football team,” Mifsud said. “At first I just wanted to hang out with him and her, but then we were with a bunch of football players.”

Sometime during the evening, Mifsud had an epiphany.

“These are the kinds of friends I want to have,” he thought.

So Mifsud, the Free Press’ Division 1 all-state quarterback, became Hillsdale’s biggest catch, much to the delight of his father.

“We’re thrilled,” said Dave, Dearborn’s football coach who was a wide receiver on Hillsdale’s 1985 national championship team and held several school records until this season.

“We love the football staff and what they’re doing. We just think it’s a great place for a kid to go to school. I was hoping it would be the right fit for him.”

Sam Holton: Livingston Daily.com

Sam Holton, a two-way player at Howell, was told by Hillsdale coaches they want him to play defensive line next season.

“They said they don’t want to redshirt me, so I’ll play right away,” he said.

Holton says he’s thinking of majoring in criminal justice or business.

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