Earl is a very good athlete at 6-3 265. They don't time the 40 yard dash or the shuttle at Ballard High School in Louisville, KY but he will be timed at the Junior Combine Day in May. "He runs fast enough," Ballard Coach Mark Catlett said.
"He is a great character young man," Catlett said. "Earl is involved in his church and summer camps for disadvantaged you. He is very intelligent and a well rounded person. He is also an outstanding singer."
Heyman can play both offensive and defensive line equally well. He is fast enough and has the hands and feet to play defensive line. He has no gut on him and is very lean for his weight, but he does have the body structure and frame to get much bigger in college to be able to play on the offensive line.
Heyman also plays basketball for Ballard. "Athletically he is extremely explosive," Catlett said. "Plays very hard on both sides of the ball. Very competitive and spirited young man. Love to coach him. One of hardest workers in practice. Best lineman I have coached in 10 years as a head coach."
Heyman's athletic ability shows through in games. Against Seneca in the second round of the playoffs this past season, he had five sacks/ tackles for loss. He also has two interceptions as a defensive lineman.
He has already received an offer from Kentucky and is being recruited by several schools with heavy interest coming from Florida, USC, Purdue, Indiana and Louisville.