Receiver Prospect Likes Auburn's Offense

Speedster Brandon Heavens discusses his visit to the Auburn campus to check out AU's spring football game.

Bessemer, Ala.--Brandon Heavens, a speedy wide receiver prospect who put up big numbers as a junior, was on the Auburn campus on Saturday to check out the Tigers' spring football game.

He received personal attention from head coach Tommy Tuberville along with offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and wide receiver coach Greg Knox. Auburn and Mississippi State have both made early offers to the Bessemer Academy standout.

"Coach Tuberville asked me how I liked Auburn and I told him I loved it," says Heavens, who notes he grew up a fan of the Florida Gators because he liked the Fun 'N Gun offense that Steve Spurrier ran when he was in charge of the UF football program.

At Auburn's spring football game Heavens notes that he concentrated on watching the offense perform and says, "I liked it a lot."

With Robert Dunn a senior, Auburn is recruiting Heavens to take take his role as a wideout and a return man. Heavens watched the Tiger senior, who caught two touchdown passes on Saturday. "I didn't know Robert Dunn could jump that high," he says with obvious respect.

Next on the college visit tour for Heavens is a trip to check out UAB on Friday. "After that I am going to Georgia Tech sometime in April," he says.

Heavens put up big numbers as a junior on the football field. He was the 2007 AISA Back of the Year after scoring 22 touchdowns. He racked up 1,236 receiving yards, 730 rushing, 585 on kickoff returns and 568 on punt returns.

He also starts at point guard on the Bessemer Academy basketball team and averaged 12 points and five assists this past season as a junior.

Heavens, who has been clocked at under 4.5 in the 40, says speed is his best asset. This spring he plans to work on improving his pass routes.

He is the teammate of another player being recruited by Auburn, linebacker Harris Gaston. The wide receiver says that Gaston, who has a scholarship offer from AU, is an outstanding player.

Another outstanding high school junior being recruited by Auburn is QB Raymond Cotton. "I talked to him on Saturday in Auburn," Heavens says. "I played against him in the state football championship game. He is a real good player."

Heavens plans to be back in Auburn later this spring to attend a Combine on the Auburn campus.

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