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QB Anthony Gotto: Get to know the Tallmadge standout

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Bill Lubinger, Plain Dealer Reporter

QB Anthony Gotto: Get to know the Tallmadge standout

, August 22, 2012 11:04 p.m.

Tallmadge quarterback Anthony Gotto. - (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)

Anthony Gotto

School: Tallmadge.

Height, weight: 6-0/210.

40-yard-dash time: 4.65.

College: Undecided.

Career stats: Has completed 278 of 467 passes for a school-record 4,942 yards, with 38 touchdown passes, also a school record, and 27 interceptions; 604 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

2011 stats: Threw for 2,397 yards and 16 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Ran for 404 yards with four touchdowns.

Scouting report: Record-setting quarterback whose toughness, poise and accuracy make up for height. Added 25 pounds since last season. Not flashy or necessarily vocal, more a leader-by-example approach. Has started at quarterback since third week of freshman year (22-4 record). Drawing interest from several Mid-American Conference schools.

Favorite quarterback: "Drew Brees, because he's 6-foot -- and he's a beast."

Favorite NFL team: New Orleans, because of Brees.

Favorite restaurant: Luigi's in downtown Akron, for the lasagna. "I'm Italian!"

On his iPod: Lots of country, especially Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney, and some rap.

Favorite movie: "Friday Night Lights."

Fun fact: His dad, Tony Gotto, is the team's offensive line coach.

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