Top WR Says Tigers On Top After Visit

One of Alabama's top wide receiver prospects talks about his trip to Auburn on Wednesday and where the Tigers stand.

Birmingham, Ala.--Tuesday Bessemer Academy linebacker Harris Gaston took an unofficial visit to Auburn and committed to the Tigers after the trip. On Wednesday it was teammate Brandon Heavens that took in Auburn on an unofficial visit and he says everything about the afternoon spent on the Plains was great.

"It went real well," Heavens says. "I got to see the whole campus and the stadium and all that. It went real well. I liked the coaches and the whole atmosphere at Auburn. It's something I had planned to do for a while."

A talented 5-10, 170 receiver, Heavens said he had a chance to talk with his teammate on Tuesday at Bessemer Academy's first spring practice and later about his commitment and he said he seemed very excited about his decision.

"He came to my house yesterday and told me he had committed," Heavens says. "He said he really liked it and he wanted me to commit today."

The question was an easy one after that, did he pull the trigger?

"No sir I didn't commit," Heavens says. "Auburn is my top school and they're going to be at the top for a long time unless somebody else overcomes them."

Selected the 2007 AISA Back of the Year after accounting for 3,119 total yards (730 rushing, 1,236 receiving, 585 kickoff return, 568 punt return) and 22 touchdowns, Heavens was also named to the Super All-Metro team at wide receiver by the Birmingham News, a lofty honor for an AISA performer. His play on the field has also gotten him plenty of attention from top schools in addition to Auburn, something that is not normal for the classification he plays in.

"I'm looking at Alabama, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi State," Heavens says. "My other offers are from Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi State."

One of the biggest reasons for Heavens to travel to Auburn was to meet Coach Tony Franklin and get a feel for his offensive style and what he's looking for in a wide receiver. Heavens said after meeting him and talking offense, he's excited about the possibilities for Auburn in 2008.

"It's exciting," Heavens says. "He was telling me about how he wanted me to come to Auburn because I would get a chance to play if I did that. He said they run 90 plays a game and it's a fast tempo with a no-huddle that changes receivers in and out."

Heavens and Gaston are both expected to attend the Elite Camp in Auburn on Sunday. Heavens said he also plans to camp at Alabama and Auburn over the summer.

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