Lineman heavily considering Arizona

Arizona has been recruiting offensive lineman Randy Heideman for a while now. Read on to see where Arizona stands, if he wants to visit, and much more.

The 2013 class is close to finished for the Arizona Wildcats but there are still several prospects that the coaching staff is keeping its eyes on.

One player UA continues to monitor is 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman Randy Heideman from Normal (Ill.) Community High School.

Offensive line coach Robert Anae has been the one in contact with Heideman. The two have built a strong line of communication and it led to an offer several weeks back.

"Coach Anae is who I have talked to the most," Heideman said. "I started talking to him in the late spring and they offered me towards the end of the summer."

In the midst of the high school football regular season, has Heideman made any definite plans to venture to Tucson to visit the campus?

"Not yet," Heideman said. "Hopefully as soon as possible. Maybe in the next month here."

Heideman has spent most of his high school years playing tackle, but he has made the adjustment to guard this season. Despite that, UA is still recruiting him to play tackle and he is perfectly fine with it.

"They're recruiting me as a tackle," Heideman said. "That's what I played the first two years I played football. I'm switching to guard this year, but I know they are recruiting me as a tackle. I think it should be a good fit"

Arizona is in a battle for Heideman's services. Several schools close to his region are still in hot pursuit of the lineman from Normal.

"Indiana, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Miami of Ohio," Heideman said. "There are a lot of schools still pursuing."

While there are numerous schools still going after Heideman, their location seems to make little difference to him.

He is open to going anywhere in the country and will mull over his options before deciding.

"I don't have a preference either way," Heideman said. "I'm pretty open. There is a lot of stuff you have to take into consideration. So, we'll have to see."

While location may not necessarily matter to Heideman, there are a few things he prioritizes when it comes to breaking down his options.

"The relationship with the coaches is a big thing," Heideman said. "The academics of the school and the competitiveness of the team. Those are the main things."

Heideman has several months in front of him before signing day hits, but he would like to make a final decision well before that day.

"As soon as possible, but not too rushed," Heideman said. "Hopefully here towards the end of the season."


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