The play of wide receiver/cornerback Anthony Celestine (5-10, 180, 4.4) from Ridgecrest (Calif.) Burroughs has been heavenly in 2003. Celestine is one of the key reasons that Burroughs will be hooking up with Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser tomorrow at Kaiser high school for CIF Southern Section Division VIII championship.
Celestine has been nothing short of phenomenal as a wide receiver and stock seems to heat up with every catch.
With the Championship game remaining, Celestine has 89 receptions for 1,868 yards and 23 touchdowns while averaging 21 yards per catch. He also has two rushing touchdowns for the season.
Celestine has also has helped out some as a defensive back. In a situational role, Celestine has three interceptions, one that he brought back to the house for a touchdown.
In an earlier interview with Burroughs head coach Jeff Steinberg, he had this to say about his star player, “Anthony is the total team player. He has already told the teams that have offered him that he won’t take trips until his season is over.”
“Anthony doesn’t want to be a distraction to team,” Steinberg said. “He wants to keep focused and win a CIF championship.”
Celestine kept his word and he will take his first to Colorado State on December 19th. Besides the Rams, Celestine has offers from Wyoming, Fresno State, Oregon and Oregon State.
Colorado State, Fresno State and Oregon have already come by the school to meet with Celestine.
Celestine was selected all-state, all-area, all-county and all league as a junior when he caught 59 passes for 1,192 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.
Celestine also picked off seven passes as a defensive back in 2002.