Signs National Letter of Intent
By The Advocate
Surrounded by his parents, siblings and head coach Theluxon Pierre, the Crimson Tide’s Mike Sainristil signed his National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Michigan this fall, much to the applause of his teammates who filled the Crimson Café at EHS. The 2018 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year, Sainristil will enroll in January and be eligible for the 2019 NCAA football season.
Although he originally offered a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech last February, Sainristil reopened his recruitment in October. Two weeks later on Nov. 4, Sainristil announced his intention to become a Wolverine.
A four-year starter, Sainristil was instrumental in leading the Crimson Tide to Super Bowl titles during his sophomore and junior years. During yesterday’s ceremony, the senior reflected on his high school tenure by virtue of a highlight film and a speech from Pierre. Another Everett football great and fellow Gatorade Player of the Year winner, Dr. Omar Easy, was also in attendance.
“The legend behind Everett football is very big,” Sainristil said. “Being in the same conversation as some of the greats of Everett, I find that special. That’s something you grow up thinking about.”
Sainristil thanked his teammates, along with his head coach Pierre, and his former coach John DiBiaso, now at Catholic Memorial, Supt. of Schools Frederick Foresteire, his teachers and principals, whom he thanked for “keeping his head on straight.”
A two-time Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Sainristil finished his senior season with 1,082 total yards from scrimmage, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.
(Advocate photos by JD Mitchell)