Class of ’09 Preview: Heastie Lands Five Offers

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Great Bridge (Chesapeake, VA) junior wide receiver Logan Heastie already boasts five official Division 1A scholarship offers with one important one expected to be on the way. The 6-1 1/2, 190-pound Heastie is certainly cementing his position as one of the top overall junior recruits in the state of Virginia.

Becoming a Division 1A prospect is something the talented junior has thought about since middle school. It was his freshman year of high school when he felt that becoming a college recruit could become a reality.

“When I was a freshman in high school, I really noticed that I could maybe be a Division 1 player,” Heastie said. “People were telling me that. I knew I’d just have to continue to work hard and that’s what I’ve done.”

A top athlete, Heastie (pronounced Hay-stee) gained tremendous recognition by performing well on the camp and combine circuit past off-season. After a good performance in the National Underclassmen Combine in Sterling, Virginia, he was invited to the NUC Ultimate 100 in New Jersey and did well there, too. He went on to perform well at the Nike Camp at Penn State and at the University of Florida’s Friday Night Lights.

A speed burner, Heastie ran the 40 in 4.3 seconds at the NUC. He also posted a 33.5-inch vertical leap. Mentally, he is tough and approached each combine with confidence.

“I really don’t think about anything when I do that stuff,” Heastie said. “I just do my thing. I like to go against good competition. I like going against the best.”

It didn’t take long for Heastie’s first official offer to come. In fact, it arrived in the mail on the first day college coaches could give written offers to juniors.

“It was Boston College,” Heastie said. “I had talked to a coach from there about a month before September 1st. He said I should see a scholarship in the mail on September 1st. It was there. That was big. They were the first school to offer, so I’ll definitely keep them in mind. And it is a good school, too. I was pretty happy about getting that first scholarship offer.”

Rutgers and UVa then followed suit and, last Friday, written offers arrived from UNC and Virginia