USAAAB Bowl: Heard Speaks

Scout.com has the update on Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard from Denton, Texas. The four-star athlete was on the West squad for the Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas this week. He was a key player in 28-6 win over the East. Afterwards, the Texas commitment talked about the recent news regarding his future team.

"I'm going to sign with UT."

That's the six words that Texas fans across the world are ready to hear from its prized recruit in quarterback Jerrod Heard. The Denton, Tex. native was participating in the US Army Bowl for the entire week and was in San Antonio, Texas when news came down that he was likely going to have a new coach by the time he arrived to the 40 Acres.

I has been reported that Louisville coach Charlie Strong will likely accept an offer to coach the Longhorns going forward. Once that new came out, it was a frenzy of media reports and social media activity. 

Apparently that frenzy caught up to Heard as well. His phone, which was constantly buzzing due to messages and calls, woke him up an hour earlier than he expected at 6 a.m. 

"When I heard the good news I was pretty excited. I talked with other recruits around here and they love it," Heard said. "Trey Lealaimatafao was the first to tell me. He was pretty excited about it. We were all excited about it."

But what does Heard know about Strong?

"They definitely got a good coach. He turned Louisville around to one of the top schools," Heard said. "He's a great recruiter and he's gotten some good guys to go to school there. I think he can do the same thing with Texas. 

Heard also spoke on what was said about him not being solid.

"For me, I knew there would be a change and I never said I was going to look (elsewhere). But if I didn't like him (the new coach), whoever the new coach was going to be then…" Heard said. "But I knew there was going to be a change and Strong is a great coach. I'm 100 (percent) with Texas and I believe that he can turn the University of Texas around."

In the Army game, Heard finished with eight carries for 63 yards.


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