DARIEN – Hinsdale South High School defensive lineman, Anthony Riskus, continues to play hard and express excitement for his commitment to play football at the Air Force Academy for the 2014-2015 school year, according to High School Cube News. High School Cube News reports,
"Hinsdale South’s Anthony (Antanas) Riskus realized a dream when he committed to play football at the Air Force Academy back in August. The senior defensive end had been keen on the service academies for a few years.
“I have always loved the military; I have always been interested in that since I was a kid,” said Riskus. “My cousin actually plays at West Point, so when he took his official visit two years ago when I was a sophomore, I visited and I just fell in love with the service academy, the ideals of it, that you can do something more than go to college, you can also serve your country. When Air Force came to me with the opportunity, it was almost too good to pass up.”
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound team captain understands the discipline required and demands are going to be an adjustment.
“I know it is going to be tough (balancing responsibilities), but I think I have what it takes,” Riskus said. “With me, I will just get my mind-set down and I will be ready to go.”
Hinsdale South (3-3, 3-1) has been on a roll, winning its third straight game, 26-3 over Leyden on Friday. The Hornets were active on defense all night, limiting their West Suburban Gold rivals to just 50 yards rushing."
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