Last evening, we reported that Chase Anastasio was down to two teams and would decide this week. According to Chase’s father, Mike Anastasio, his decision is actually down to three teams.
The Anastasio’s have three in-home visits this week from each of the favorites – Virginia, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech. UVa had the first crack at Chase tonight.
“Basically, the teams are just wrapping things up over these next few days,” said Mike Anastasio. “These in-home visits will play a big part in Chase’s decision I think. Virginia was here tonight, and we got all of our questions answered. Notre Dame is coming on Wednesday, and I think Virginia Tech will be here on Thursday. After that, we will sit down and get something cranked out.”
One of the issues addressed in tonight’s in-home visit was the departure of former Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who accepted the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Mike Anastasio, Musgrave’s departure will have no effect on Chase’s decision.
“We talked about that quite a bit,” said Mr. Anastasio. “Unfortunately, in this business, coaches come and go. We told Coach Groh that our decision is based on the head coach, not the assistant coaches. It won’t be a factor. In the end, though, the decision will come down to where Chase is comfortable. He has to be comfortable at the school he chooses for more than just football reasons. Things change in football.”
The Anastasio’s visited Virginia Tech last weekend. Heading into the weekend, the Hokies were considered on the outside looking in. A great visit later, and Virginia Tech is right in the mix.
“We had a great time [at Virginia Tech],” said Mr. Anastasio. “Coach Beamer runs a great operation down there. He’s a wonderful guy. That’s what makes this process so difficult. All of the coaches are wonderful guys. They all are successful and have their own personalities. It’s going to be tough telling two coaches no.”
Look for a decision from Chase as soon as Friday, but no later than Monday. The Anastasio’s are eager to end the recruiting process and move forward.
Virginia’s in-home visit tonight appeared to ease some concerns about the departure of Coach Bill Musgrave, although it still could have a small effect. These...
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