Mizzou Football: Anthony Gatti Looks For O-Line Opportunity
The Parkway North product is looking to stay healthy and contribute to the Tigers' first year in the SEC.
The University of Missouri Football Tigers are in the heart of training camp in anticipation of the 2012 season opener against Southeastern Louisiana.
The team will feature a bunch of new faces along the offensive line, but they should be familair ones to followers of the Patch prep football scene, in Chaminade graduate Jack Meiners and Parkway North graduate Anthony Gatti.
Gatti, a redshirt Sophomore, came into camp as the backup to Elvis Fisher at Left Tackle, but thanks to injuries to Justin Britt, among others, has found himself practicing with the first team. Gatti appeared in two games in 2011 before a knee injury forced him out.
Patch Editor James Baer had a chance to catch up with Gatti last weekend at Mizzou Fan Day.
Patch: So far that line has put in a lot of hard work.
Anthony Gatti: Yes we have. We go out there and grind it together as a team. We are looking for progress out there every day.
Patch: Parkway North had a really good team but out here, this is just a different world.
Gatti: There is a big difference from high school to college. Here at Mizzou we have a fast paced offense, different stances and you just have to adapt and to learn.
Patch: Ever think you’d be in a program with some 40 coaches out there.
Gatti: They make sure you get things done. Its fun to be out there with the guys and learn together. Good playing alongside a guy like Elvis Fisher. He’s got perfect technique and its good to be behind him learning.