Heimuli Getting Early Offers

Latu Heimuli is a 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound defensive tackle prospect from Salt Lake City. Playing for Highland High School, Latu has grabbed the attention of the local colleges, and other programs are also showing plenty of interest in the junior prospect who also plays offensive guard.

"I'm getting some letters from some good schools," said Latu Heimuli. "Along with BYU and Utah, I'm getting a lot of letters from Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon State so far, which is cool. I'm hoping to get some more."

Heimuli started on both sides of the ball as a sophomore last season, showing dominating play on both fronts. His play has garnered himself some early attention, most of which is coming from BYU and Utah. Both of those programs have extended offers to him.

"BYU offered me first," said Heimuli. "They offered me toward the end of my sophomore year, and then Utah offered about a month later. I like both schools a lot right now and we'll just see how it goes."

Heimuli has visited with both programs to draw some early comparisons, and plans on visiting and investigating them some more.

"I like BYU's tradition a lot," said Heimuli. "I sort of grew up a BYU fan and my dad has some family that played there. They also have a really nice campus. I like BYU a lot and will visit there some more after this season."

As for Utah, Heimuli is likewise impressed, showing equal interest in the school that is in his backyard as he plays for Highland High School.

"I really like Utah's stadium and their program," said Heimuli. "I like BYU and Utah equally right now."

Heimuli mentioned that he'd like to play out-of-state, and it looks like he'll have that option, as Colorado and Oregon State have shown a lot of early interest in the promising prospect.

"Colorado is sending me a ton of letters already," said Heimuli. "So I've had a lot of contact with them, and Oregon State coaches have been out here to see me practice [and have been] talking to my coaches and all that. Hopefully I'll get offers from both those schools and some others."

As for right now, Heimuli is just concentrating on the season and trying to help his team improve upon its current 2-2 record.

"I have a long way to go and I'm not really thinking about what school I'll sign with or commit to," said Heimuli. "I just want to play this season out and see what offers I have after the season. I have a long way to go before I decide."

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