Early in his junior season, John Heile is already becoming a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. He's receiving interest from several schools including Wake Forest, Auburn, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Duke, Georgia and Akron. Recently Heile also took a visit to Kentucky for their game against Akron.
"I had a great time at UK," said Heile. "I was very impressed by the fan support. I was able to speak with Coach Phillips and I can see why people want to play with for him," said Heile. "I've received letters from the University, updating me on their football program and other information about the school," he said.
Heile also checked out the Vanderbilt Commodores recently a couple weeks back when they took on the LSU Tigers.
"I really enjoyed the trip. They had a coaching staff that was very welcoming. They have a great campus, great pride in their education and they are located in a relevant and lively city," he continued.
Heile was impressed with Coach Robbie Caldwell and his staff.
"Coach Caldwell and coach (Bruce) Fowler spent a great about of quality time with myself and the rest of the Trinity recruits. I believe coach Caldwel is the man who can point this program in the right direction," he continued.
As for the Trinity team, they suffered their first defeat this season at the hands of a nationally ranked Cincinnati St. Xavier program. But Heile or his team isn't letting that slow their progress.
"We are going to amp up our practices this week and get after Bowling Green with great intensity. They are an undefeated football team and we will not take them lightly," he continued.
Personally, Heile has also seen himself get better.
"I think I have been improving every week, but I still have a lot of work to do to be where I need to be to help us take state," he said.
Heile previously described his strengths as a player and talked about what he needed to work on:"The mental understanding of the game and ability to adapt (are my strengths). Even though the coaches tell me they like my footwork, I'm still trying to improve and work on my second level blocking."