ND Expecting a Visit from Rabasa

Anthony Rabasa of Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, Fla.) recently narrowed down his list of schools to six. Notre Dame was on his list, and the Irish coaching staff will be hosting Anthony for an unofficial visit in a couple weeks.

Anthony Rabasa (6-foot-3, 215-pounds) has over 20 scholarship offer, and he recently narrowed his list down to six schools; Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU, UCLA, and Notre Dame. Anthony has a verbal offer from Notre Dame, but he's hoping that will change when he takes an unofficial visit to South Bend later this month.

"I'm coming up July 28," Rabasa said. "We've been talking about it and they're excited about getting me up there. I definitely want to get a look at the school and get a feel for it. I like the school, the coaches and everything they have going on up there.

"I'm still waiting for the offer, but I think I'll get it when I go up there. I talked to coach Elston and he said that my offer is there if I want it. They don't want to just be giving out offers, but if I go up there serious about everything, I think it'll be there for me."

The Irish are recruiting Rabasa to play outside linebacker, a position he prefers to play. Add that with the opportunity to graduate from Notre Dame and it's a combination that would be difficult for Anthony to turn down.

"A school like Notre Dame, a degree from there would mean I could get a job anywhere in the country," Rabasa explained. "Just having an opportunity to go to school there, is something that I'm not going to let slip by. I've always wanted to be able to consider this, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd have an opportunity to go to Notre Dame. It's a great opportunity and something that I want to consider."

Rabasa will attend Florida's "Friday Night Lights' on July 23 just before heading to his unofficial visit at Notre Dame. That will be all the traveling he'll do before his season begins, but he does have three official visits in the works for the fall.

"I have an official visit to Florida for their game against LSU," he said. "I have Florida State when they play Florida November 4, and then I want to go up to the Notre Dame-Michigan game. I have a big rivalry game that Friday night, so I don't know if I'd be able to make it up there after the game. I'll have to see if that works out."

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