Trinity lineman takes in UK

Kentucky hosted one of the state's best junior offensive linemen yesterday when Trinity (Ky.) center John Heile checked out the scene at UK's campus.

Kentucky hosted one of the state's best junior offensive linemen yesterday when Trinity (Ky.) center John Heile checked out the scene at UK's campus.

Trinity's powerful running game was dominant not only because of a couple of great running backs, but because of a powerful offensive line. One of those linemen was John Heile. John is one of the top junior prospects in Kentucky and he got a chance to check out the Wildcat campus this weekend.

"It was great," said Heile. "It was my best recruiting trip yet," he said.

Heile who has visited Vanderbilt and Louisville previously got a chance to meet with UK coaches and see some of what UK football is about.

"I was able to see the locker room and all of the facilities, more so than my last visit," he said. "I also had a long conversation with the offensive line coach, Mike Summers," he continued.

Coach Summers and Joker Phillips talked with Heile and the other visitors about expectations as a Wildcat and the overall mission of the program.

"We talked with Coach Phillips about Operation Win and its three keys: Win in the classroom, in the community and on the field," he said. "When I was with Coach Summers we had a discussion about what college life is like for a football player, the type of family they have developed there and some of their offensive schemes and blocking techniques," he said. "We talked about what it takes to become a person and an athlete that they are looking for at UK," he continued.

Heile was most impressed with Mike Summers and the time he took talking with him one-on-one.

"The alone time that Coach Summers spent to talk to me about things (was most impressive)," he said. "It showed that he cared and made me feel welcomed."

Heile was also in his comfort zone because he had four of his teammates there with him, sophomores James Quick, Dalyn Dawkins, Jason Hatcher and Ryan White.

"It made things more comfortable (having them with me)," he said.

Heile competed in the Army All-American Combine recently where he performed well. He now intends to just work on his game as much as possible in the off-season.

"I plan on attending a few camps at as many schools as possible this summer without missing any football workouts at Trinity," he finished.


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