It’s not every day that a high school student turns down an invitation from Harvard, but that’s exactly what Andrew Antognoli did on Wednesday and it wasn’t a very difficult decision.
Antognoli had accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Harvard during a visit to Cambridge, Mass., in early December, but when Notre Dame special teams coach Scott Booker called Antognoli on Wednesday offering the same position in South Bend, the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial) didn’t waste any time accepting.
“I’m a Catholic, I come from a Catholic school,” Antognoli said. “I’ve always been a Notre Dame fan and when he offered me, I couldn’t believe it. I had no hesitation.”