Earl Heyman: "Far Away or Real Close"

Ballard's Earl Heyman talks about some of his favorites with Inside the Ville.

The secret is out...Earl Heyman can play and the 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive lineman is a prospect that has drawn the attention of coaches from all parts of the country.

In addition to Louisville and Kentucky seeking the services of one the state's top prospects, so are Southern Cal, Purdue, Boston College, Florida, Alabama and a host of others.

"I'm either going to go far away from home or stay real close," explained Heyman.

Southern Cal is a program that obviously comes to mind when he talks about going far away.

"I like USC," said Heyman. "I'm being recruited by the defensive back coach (Greg Burns) that used to coach at U of L. I'm trying to set up a visit with them right now."

When he mentions the possibility of staying real close to home, both Louisville and Kentucky seem like the logical choices.

"I like U of L a lot and Kentucky is in there too," Heyman said. "My family are all U of L fans, but my dad said if I went to UK he just wouldn't wear a UK shirt. He'd just wear a plain white one. Even though it's a rival school, I'm still interested in them."

Heyman, who is scheduled to visit Purdue on Sunday, recently received a couple verbal offers to go along with the one's from Louisville and Kentucky.

"Boston College and Miami of Ohio told me that they are going to offer, but I just haven't received the paperwork yet," explained Heyman, a first team All-State choice as a junior.

Heyman and his Ballard teammates participated in the Louisville 7-on-7 camp last weekend despite missing a few key players.

"We didn't get into the championship round, but we weren't disappointed in how we played," Heyman said. "I caught like five touchdown passes though. I enjoyed it."

Another player to kind in mind for the future is Earl's younger brother Dexter, who will be a freshman for Bob Redman at Male High School this fall.

"He's going to be even bigger than me," Heyman said. "He's going to be real good."

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