Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Anthony Gaitor: I feel that one of my greatest strengths is my ability to play anywhere on the field. I can play CB, nickel and S and can make plays at all three of the positions.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Anthony Gaitor: My first goal is to make a 53 man roster. I want to display good leadership skills to a team and make a big impact in any aspect that I can. I want to be a big part of a winning team. I want to be a positive influence to my teammates and community on and off the field and win a Super Bowl.
Scott Porter: Which NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Anthony Gaitor: I would go with Asante Samuel. When I watch him I see a lot of similar things. He isn’t the biggest CB but he makes a ton of plays. He has the ability to make a play by jumping in front of a pass and reading and reacting to plays. I feel I can make the big plays like he has throughout his NFL career.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest accomplishments?
Anthony Gaitor: Coming into FIU, I wasn’t coming into a high powered program at the time. I feel being a big part of taking this program to the top was a huge accomplishment. We took FIU from ground bottom up to the top by winning the Sun-Belt championship as well as our bowl game this season. As a football player that is a great feeling and one amazing accomplishment when you really think about it. Being a part of it and distributing to the success has really been great.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Anthony Gaitor?
Anthony Gaitor: They are getting a very positive person who has a great character and bring positive energy to the team. I do a lot for my team on and off the field.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Anthony Gaitor: I like to hang out with my family as much as possible. I really don’t do much away from the game so I spend every minute with them as possible.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until NFL draft time to prepare for your chance at the next level?
Anthony Gaitor: Right now I am training 7 days a week. I am hanging out with my family as much as I can before the draft because it helps keep me on track and my mind right. I am focusing in every way possible to do what I need to prepare myself, mentally and physically. I am training in Naples, Florida just waiting for the moment to arrive.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence throughout your college career?
Anthony Gaitor: My mother she has always been there for me through the good times and the bad times. As a kid I suffered from some asthma problems and she always took care of me and helped me through it. She spent nights in the hospital with me. She has always been there by my side when I need her.
Scott Porter: You were invited to the Texas vs Nation game, what was that experience like?
Anthony Gaitor: That was a very good experience for me. I had a lot of good coaches to learn from. The coaches were very good about getting me ready and preparing me for what is ahead. I got a good taste of what it will be like. It was nice to play against the top players in the nation. It was a great opportunity for me and I felt I took good advantage of that opportunity.
Scott Porter: How did you get interested in football?
Anthony Gaitor: I can remember when I was 5 years old my uncle played football with me in the back yard and I just loved playing the game. One day he told me to throw the ball through a target and from there I went onto play QB in pop warner football. I then moved from QB to RB then onto WR and eventually excelled as a CB. It shows my athletic ability and how versatile I am of a football player.