July 31, 2007

2009 WR picks up second offer

College coaches can't extend written offers to rising juniors until September, but that hasn't stopped a second school from verbally offering Class of 2009 wide receiver Logan Heastie. The 6-foot-2, 181 pound speedster from Chesapeake (Va.) Great Bridge is one of the fastest prospects in the nation regardless of class and should have plenty of other offers pouring in soon.

"I just got an offer from UVa about a week ago," Heastie said. "I had already been offered by Boston College. Coach Bob Price told me they couldn't officially offer me until September 1, but he said that I'll definitely have an offer when that rolls around. He said they're going to be recruiting me real hard."

Heastie has been clear that the school to beat at this point is Florida. While anything can happen things are looking very good for the Gators.

"I pray every night that I get that offer from Florida," Heastie said. "Right now Florida is definitely my favorite. I've said that if they offer me I would want to commit right away. My parents actually like Florida the most too, but they've said they want me to be patient and at least check out a couple of schools first.

"On August 4, I'm going up to Boston College but I'm not sure if it's a one day camp or for longer. BC is one of the schools I'm looking at. I went to visit Tennessee and I really liked that.

"I might go up to UVa here soon because I haven't had a chance to see them yet. We drove by there going to Virginia Tech, but I haven't actually been there. I'm not really looking at Virginia Tech, because they like to run the ball more. Believe it or not I haven't even heard from them, even though they're an in-state school. They're not showing me any love.

"I also went to NC State for a one day camp a little while back and I liked that a lot."

That said, unless something major changes all of those schools may be fighting for second, even though Florida hasn't offered.

As a sophomore it was clear Heastie had a world of talent, but he felt he could showcase his abilities and develop in a more pass-oriented offense. That's why he transferred from Salem High School to Great Bridge, where he will attend school this fall.

"Last year we ran the ball a lot and I was pretty much just blocking," explained Heastie. "I think I probably caught about 15 passes for something like 400 yards. They (Great Bridge) pass the ball all the time so I think it will be better for me. When they do run the ball they're going to move me around to get me as many touches as they can."

With a 40-yard dash time of 4.3 seconds and good hands, that should mean his receptions, yards and touchdowns will skyrocket in 2007. While much of the coming months will be devoted to school and high school football, Heastie plans on traveling to colleges when he finds the time.

"I thought Friday Night Lights was going to be my last trip but this BC camp came up and I'll be doing that. I don't have anything else planned right now, but if something else comes up I'll do it. I go to whatever I can because it all helps. This fall I'm going to the Florida-Tennessee game too. I'll probably try to go to a game at BC, and Coach Brown at UVa told me I could go there any time for games or unofficials."

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