Heavens Can't Wait To Get Back In Action

After missing three games Auburn commitment Brandon Heavens is ready to get back into action for Jess Lanier.

Bessemer, Ala.--The injury bug hasn't only bitten the Auburn Tigers, but also one of their commitments as speedy wide receiver Brandon Heavens has missed playing time due to a sprained ankle, but that hasn't kept him from starting strong for Jess Lanier High School.

One of the most productive players in the state last year at AISA school Bessemer Academy, Heavens says he's adjusting well to his level of competition at a new school despite missing half the season to this point.

"It has been going pretty good," the 5-9, 165 Heavens tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have missed three games because of a high ankle sprain. I'm playing this week against Northridge so I'm excited about that."

Making the move to Jess Lanier this season, Heavens has been very productive despite missing those three games with an injury. Against Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa, Heavens was virtually a one-man gang with touchdown receptions of 76 and 69 yards in the loss. He notes that doing that against that level of player has given him confidence about his future at Auburn.

"I think I have gotten a little faster since last year," Heavens says. "I seem to be running my routes better because I seem to come open more than I did last year. I'm also catching the ball better. I had a couple of drops last year but I haven't had many this year.

"Playing against this competition is really going to help me," he adds. "Speed-wise it's going to help me when I get to college because of how fast they already are."

One of Auburn's earliest commitments, Heavens says that he's still hearing from the coaching staff and is excited about his choice of the Tigers.

"I talk to coach (Terry) Price often and he's telling me that they're ready for me to come down there and play for them," Heavens says. "I have watched them play and I went to the LSU game. I like the way they rotate the receivers in every play. I have been in the spread all through high school so I know what I'm doing. I'm glad I won't have to change things. I also think I have a chance to come in and play. I want to show them what I can do early."

Even with his commitment to Auburn, Heavens has continued to hear from colleges from all over hoping to change his mind. While he's got options Heavens says he's solid to the Tigers.

"They still call me sometimes," Heavens says. "Both Alabama and Florida still call. I'm pretty solid to Auburn though. I haven't set up my official visit to Auburn but I'm hoping to get back to a game this year."

Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories