Northern California Receiver Has ASU in His Sights

The St. Mary's High School (Stockton, Calif.) product appreciates the attention given to him by the Sun Devils. Where does ASU stand among the schools pursuing the three-star wideout?

Anthony Crosby, a 6-0 192 wideout said that the recruiting process with ASU is proceeding quite nicely. "It's going pretty well with Arizona State," he said. "I'm scheduled for an official visit on 9/17. I'm looking forward to that."

The Sun Devils are clearly being rewarded for their loyalty, as they have been pursuing Crosby early in the recruiting season. "ASU offered two months ago," recalled Crosby. "They were the second school to offer me. Nebraska was the first, and San Diego State was the only other school to offer." The wide receiver added that he felt Arizona and Boise State were going to also extend a scholarship offer in the near future.

Crosby hasn't met with any coaches of any school in person, and usually has his mother converse with the coaches on the phone. Nevertheless, he has been able to form an opinion on the ASU coaches. "I like the coaches," he stated. "They seem laid back and they've been showing a lot of interest in me. I've been getting a lot of letters from them too…I get a lot of mail from a lot of schools. Recruiting is kinda hectic but it's a once in a lifetime experience."

The three-star receiver collected 987 yards and scored 19 touchdowns during his junior year. He also played as a defensive back, where he amassed 52 tackles, six interceptions, and two fumbles recoveries. "They (ASU) haven't said yet which position they see me as," Crosby commented. "They like me both as a wide receiver and a defensive back. My strengths are making a big play when the team needs it and my leadership. I need work on explosiveness out of my breaks when I run a route."

Playing close to home or a long distance from it won't play a factor in his decision. For Crosby, the crucial criterias to choosing a college are simply: "Where do I see myself in four years, and how will I benefit from the college."

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