IMG 7v7: Heuerman Down To Four

Several highly-rated 2013 prospects were in Bradenton, Florida last weekend for the IMG 7on7 tournament. Four-star Naples Barron Collier tight end Mike Heuerman was in attendance, and he announced he has cut his list to four schools. Who made the cut?

Four-star tight end Mike Heuerman, of Naples Barron Collier, was one of the higher-rated participants at last weekend's IMG 7on7 tournament in Bradenton, Florida.

Heuerman, 6-foot-4, 220-pounds, took the time to discuss his recruiting situation, admitting he has cut his list to four schools.

"Recruiting has gone good for me, and I'm comfortable with my offer list," Heuerman stated. "I've got it down to four schools right now. In no order, it's Ohio State, Miami, Notre Dame and LSU. Obviously, my older brother (Jeff) is at Ohio State, and although we are very close, he doesn't push me to go there. He wants me to make the best decision for my career. I've been to Ohio State a lot, and I like it there. I will be back at Ohio State for the spring game in late April."

"I visited LSU recently and loved it there," he added. "I love the coaching staff, and I had the chance to hang out with the players, which was great. I really felt comfortable at LSU, and it was a great place. I'm going to Notre Dame this Thursday, and this will be my first time there, so I'm looking forward to checking things out. I'm also going to Miami's spring game in April, and I think a lot of their program."

Even with three unofficial visits remaining, Heuerman has an idea of when he will be able to announce his choice.

"After all these trips are over I'm going to make my decision," he stressed. "We start spring football on May 1st, and I'd like to have all this over with before we get going. I will probably make my announcement the week before we start. I want to be able to give all I have to my team and my seniors, and I want recruiting over with, so I can concentrate on my team."

Heuerman also discussed what benefit he receives from playing 7on7 football, and how it can help make him a better football player.

"Playing 7on7 is a lot of fun, and it gives me the chance to play with great players, as well as compete against great players," he explained. "This helps me get sharper in my routes, and to concentrate on the fundamentals of catching the football. There is only so much you can do within your own team, but going against all these great players makes you better."

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