As a junior Anthony Rabasa registered over 80 tackles and 10 sacks. His performance earned him a lot of post-season praise, as he was named Second Team All State DL for 6A classification and First Team All County DE by Miami Herald.
Rabasa has been working hard this offseason to build upon his strong junior campaign.
"We've been doing some practice stuff and I have been working really hard," said Rabasa. "We've been doing conditioning, preparing to get the season started. I've been doing pretty well. I'm up to 240 pounds."
With well over 20 offers in hand Rabasa has enjoyed a lot of attention during his recruitment. Schools from all over have been showing him a ton of attention, but it is 6 schools that have really caught his attention.
"I've been through all of the schools that have offered me," Rabasa said, "and the schools that stick out to me the most are Miami, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, LSU and UCLA. These schools stand out the most because they have the best package. I feel they offer me a lot academically. I would be set up for life with a degree from any one of those schools."
FSU has been aggressively pursuing Anthony as they feel he is one of the best players in south Florida in 2011. Rabasa has been to FSU several times this year, and he is being recruited by one of FSU's ace recruiters.
"I love FSU and I think it is a great school," said Rabasa of the Seminoles. "They've been telling me I am one of their top guys and that they need me there. Coach Coley has been the coach recruiting me. We don't really talk about football anymore. It is more about the things FSU could do for me, and the things I could do for them. Coach Coley is great. The last time I was up there my parents and I got a chance to talk to Coach Fisher. They like him."
Rabasa is planning on making all of his official visits before he makes a decision because he's only been to a few schools before.
"I've been to Miami a lot because it is really close and I have been to FSU," said Rabasa. I was up at Miami a few weeks ago hanging out with Coach Barrow in the weight room. The last time I was up at FSU was when they had a scrimmage. I liked what I saw then from them. But I want to wait and seen the other schools I haven't seen yet. I probably won't make an official to Miami because I make so many unofficials there that I want. The other 5 I will visit officially. After those 5 I will make my decision pretty quickly after."
Look for Rabasa to visit FSU in late November when they play Florida.
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