"Earlier today, I drove down
to Greenwood (MS), and with the guidance from my mother, I choose to play with
Memphis. I plan on signing with Memphis on Wednesday," added the articulate
The 6' 3", 285 pounder further explained why he
"I feel like it is the closest thing to home. I like
all of the guys there. Me and Mathew Malouf, Turner West
, and Dallas Walker
hung out while I was on my official visit. We just clicked. Everybody in Conference
USA can offer you early playing time, grades, and academics, but what separates
Memphis is their staff. Even though they lost a couple of their assistants to
UAB, they have the best staff in Conference USA. They are also bringing in the
talent it takes to win year in and year out. I am just ready to join the fun."
was also another motivation in Michael's decision.
"I always wanted
to stay inside Mississippi, but when they did not want me, it put a chip on my
shoulder. I get to play Ole Miss, MSU, and USM every year now. That is another
reason I am excited to play for Memphis. I want to show them what they are missing."
was offered by Tulane, USM, Marshall, UAB, and Memphis before choosing the Tigers.
He was named as one of the Top 25 Most Wanted Recruits in the State of
Mississippi by the Clarion Ledger
and made 1st Team All-State, Conference,
Michael carries a 3.7 GPA / 24 ACT.Watch Video
Michael Antonescu (OL, Ridgeland, MS) - Michael went to
his mother's grave this afternoon to do a little praying about where he wanted
to spend his next four to five years.