Profile 2003 - Mike Heard (LB)

Linebacker prospect Mike Heard likes the Gators. He will be one of the top linebacker prospects from the South this upcoming recruiting year.

Mike Heard #3

6-3, 215, 4.45
Jonesboro (Ga.) Lovejoy

School Preference - Tennessee, Florida, Miami, Auburn, Ole Miss

  • Junior Stats - 103 tackles, 9 sacks, 25 QB hurries, 4 caused fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 1 INT, 5 receptions, 127 yards, 2 TDs
  • Bench Press - 255; Squat - 455; Power Clean - 255; GPA - 2.76
  • Summer Camps - Nike (Athens)
  • Comments - projects as a linebacker... plays defensive end and tight end in high school... knack for the big play... quick and fast off the ball... pursues well.
  • Goals - "Want to become an All-American and record 150 tackles, 15 sacks" - Heard
  • Misc. - Made All-State, All-Couty, All-Region.

Profle 2003 - Mike Heard (LB)
One of the top defensive prospects from the state of Georgia next season will be Mike Heard from Lovejoy High School. He plays defensive end and tight end but he projects as a linebacker at the collegiate level.

"When it is third and long, my team can count on me," said Heard. "I love making plays and being the play maker. I also love to hit and I think I play the run and pass pretty well."

Heard plans on attending the Nike Camp in Athens on April 28th. Right now, he says he is open between Tennessee, Miami, Florida, Ole Miss and Auburn.

"Honestly, I have not given recruiting too much thought yet. At this point, I would like to leave the state and see and experience something different."

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