There is a player in a hard to get to part of California who as of late was getting forgotten but now wide receiver/defensive back Anthony Celestine (5-10, 180, 4.40) from Ridgecrest (Calif.) Burroughs is getting the attention that player of his caliber deserves.
Celestine was an all-state, all-area, all-county and all-league as a junior. After looking at his stats it is easy to see why Celestine was so honored.
As a junior, Celestine caught 59 passes for 1,192 yards and 13 touchdowns. On defense, he picked off seven passes and had 200 return yards.
Celestine is a playmaker.
So far for the season of 2003, Celestine has 15 receptions for 385 yards and five touchdowns.
Celestine is great at punt returns. He has already returned two punts, one for 65 and one for 50 yards back for scores.
“Anthony has this other gear that appears during game time,” Burroughs head coach Jeff Steinberg said. “When the ball is the air his acceleration is simply amazing.”
“Anthony runs very disciplined routes and sticks to his stems,” Steinberg said. “He is great at stemming his pattern then sticking the defender and accelerating out of his breaks.”
Celestine has received phone calls from Wyoming, Portland State, Fresno State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Jose State, San Diego State, New Mexico State and Oregon State.
Celestine from the above schools plus LSU, Boise State, Utah State, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Cal State Sacramento, Montana, Montana State and most recently USC.
Celestine is now on the recruiting radar and was to keep tabs on as the recruiting season progresses.