Scott Porter: A lot of people will explain your success was that of a lower level of competition what would you say to those people?
Anthony DiMichele: I would simply tell them to turn on the film. I know I am not playing against the major conferences but I think my ability on film speaks for itself. I have worked hard and have played at a high level. You can count me to be on board and break down offensive and defensive situations and plays and my knowledge of the game will go a long way. I understand the game very well. Just give me a chance to prove myself.
Scott Porter: What are you goals for the NFL?
Anthony DiMichele: First get into a camp and make a team. I want to play for the same team for a very long time. After that I will set new goals for myself as I see where everything takes me.
Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Anthony DiMichele?
Anthony DiMichele: They are getting a player who is a very hard worker. I have a great understanding of the game and I know what it takes to be successful. I have worked hard at everything I have done to get to where I am at right now and that will always continue. I grew up in a poor environment and in a town that wasn’t such a great place to live and I have been down in the dumps and went through some rough times. However, coming from that allows me and pushes me to work harder to be successful. I work hard for everything. Being a successful player is my only option right now so I will work very hard to get there. I have seen what some of my brothers and people in my town have been through and mistakes and poor decisions people have made and I have learned from others mistakes.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Anthony DiMichele: I will miss the atmosphere that college football has. There are 105 guys on your team that you call your brothers and you can lean on. They are always there for you. I will miss that family atmosphere.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Anthony DiMichele: I feel my greatest strengths are my ability in man to man coverage. I feel I excel in man to man coverage. I love the game of football and have a great feel for the game. I have a lot of football knowledge and I feel that really helps me out. I know where to be and I don’t make many mistakes. I feel that coming from a smaller school I get less publicity but I feel if you put on the film I make up for all of that with my play on the field. Just watch the film.
Scott Porter: Is there an NFL player you model your game off of or you see similar traits in yourself?
Anthony DiMichele: Troy Polamalu of the Steelers. I say this because we have similar traits. I didn’t get to play in the box as much this year because of our defensive scheme, so I didn’t have the same Troy had to roam around the field, but he is a bit smaller like me but built like me. We both like to lay the wood.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Anthony DiMichele: I love watching cartoons. I know it sounds funny. My brothers make fun of me all the time for it. I work out a lot, and I love watching baseball. I am a huge baseball fan.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until NFL draft time to prepare yourself at your shot to make an NFL roster?
Anthony DiMichele: I have been working out a lot. I have been training with Power Training Sports. My trainer works us very hard. They trained some well-known players such as Hines Ward, James Harrison, and a lot of Pittsburgh area players. I have learned a lot so far. I am just doing everything I can to help myself out and remain humble. I have been running the 40, doing shuttles, lifting. I am just doing anything and everything asked of me to prepare me. Whatever my trainer thinks will help me I listen to.