One of the top wide receivers on the east coast is looking hard at two schools close to home, as well as three others. He's an elusive athlete and is considered one of the top overall players in Virginia.
"I really like Virginia Tech and Virginia," said Chase Anastacio from Fairfax (Va.) Robinson. "They both have great coaching staffs and have had good receivers recently. Tech is in the top five in the country and Virginia is a team that's definitely on the rise."
While Tech and Virginia are in Anastacio's top five, they aren't alone atop his list.
"I would have to put Notre Dame, Stanford, and probably Penn State in the top five and about even with the two in-state schools. Notre Dame is Notre Dame and that says it all. Stanford is one of the top academic schools in the country and I like (the state of) California. Penn State seems to have turned things around after a couple of rough seasons that they usually don't have."
Anastacio stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 190 pounds. He's not only a big target, but has excellent hands, is elusive, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Last year at Robinson he earned all-state honors at defensive back, but is considered a player that could go either way at the next level. Originally schools were recruiting him primarily as a receiver, but now more schools like him on defense. Anastacio is pulling in plenty of offers these days.
"I've got maybe 15 offers overall. All the schools that I like have offered plus some schools from the ACC, SEC and other conferences. It's good to have that security. Virginia is recruiting me harder than anyone else and that's had an affect on me. I've set official visits to Notre Dame and Stanford for December, but I need to pick a date for both."