Upset Win Impresses Ga. Speedster

University of Kentucky football recruiting update from Rob Gidel of Kentucky Sports Report.

Corey Heard Profile

Statistically Georgia product Corey Heard didn't get many opportunities to touch the pigskin in 2006. Still, despite only catching 15 balls, miraculously Heard still recorded 12 touchdowns.

"A lot of people have told me I have amazing speed," Heard said. "I just try to run away from everyone as fast as I can."

In mid-June, Heard shocked many when he clocked a 4.29-second 40-yard dash at a combine held at Georgia. He runs track for Mays, participating in the 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, and 1600-meter relay.

Considered the Wildcats top prospect, the University of Kentucky is one of three schools that the Atlanta (Ga.) native is considering. The Wildcats are coming off their first bowl appearence since 1984 and have started off 2007 with a bang, upsetting the 9th ranked Cardinals of Louisville in week 3.

"I'd say I'm leaning more towards Kentucky than the other schools right now," Heard said. "I didn't make it up there for the game, but I watched them on television and I like the fact they throw the ball a lot. I want to go to a school that will let me catch a lot of balls."

Outside of the Wildcats, Georgia Tech and North Carolina lead the pack for the Peach state standout wide receiver. Both have offered a scholarship.

"I'll probably commit after the season," Heard said. "Each school is basically trying to get me to come on a visit. That's really the most important thing right now to them is trying to get me up for a visit."

A strong student Heard sports a 3.5 GPA and wants to major in architecture.

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