February 5, 2008

Rivals100 junior claims a new leader

Signing Day 2008 is nearly upon us and with almost all of the recruits committed, most schools are starting to focus on 2009. Rivals100 wide receiver Logan Heastie is racking up scholarships and is starting to claim favorites.

"I've picked up five offers recently from Connecticut, Alabama, Tennessee, NC State and Maryland," he said. "It's kind of crazy. Schools are rushing into my high school and I've seen a lot of coaches."

Are any schools sticking out?

"The ones that have impressed me the most so far are in order, No. 1 Boston College, No. 2 Florida and No. 3 West Virginia," he said. "Of course, Boston College throws the ball around with Matt Ryan. He's leaving, but I like Coach Jags. He said straight up if I come into their program I'll see early playing time, I might even be able to start. I'm definitely going to be taking a visit up there to see what they are about. I really like it.

"As for Florida, it's the same things I've said. I like them a lot and it's an amazing school. I have to wait and see what else comes about.

"Finally, West Virginia is up there because of Coach Beatty. He's really cool and I played against him when he was coaching at Landstown. Wherever he goes they try to throw the ball around. I'm going to see what they do this year and if they throw it, they'll be in the race. The fact he is there is huge because they throw and there's a trust factor. I trust him a lot."

Obviously schools out-of-state including Boston College, Florida and West Virginia are impressing the four-star prospect the most. Is he looking in-state?

"Virginia has been on me hard and Virginia Tech has too," he said. "I don't want to kick them out, but I kind of want to get out-of-state. It's just not me."

Currently Heastie claims approximately 14 or 15 offers.

Meanwhile, the No. 22 prospect in the 2009 class continues to maintain his plan of graduating early.

"I am going to be graduating in December," he said. "That's certain. My classes are set up for me. It's going to be hard for me to take visits during the season, so when the summer comes around I'm going to have to visit schools.

"Right now I'm looking at heading to a bunch of camps to show people what I can do. I'm going to the national 7-on-7 on March 22nd. In April I plan to go to the Gainesville Nike Camp and on May 3rd I'll head to the Elite Combine. I may do an Adidas Camp at Tennessee too."

Heastie wrapped up by discussing the possibility of him and a fellow top junior prospect in Virginia playing together in college.

"Tajh Boyd out of Hampton and I are really good friends," he said. "We work out together a lot and he comes over to my house all the time. We are looking at playing together at the next level. I know he's an awesome quarterback and there's a comfort level there. He also likes the same schools I do like Boston College and West Virginia."

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