Heyman claims three favorites

Earl Heyman, rated among the best prospects in the state, will visit Louisville for the Cardinals home opener on Sunday. On Wednesday he provided a short list of favorites to Inside the Ville.

Despite being double-teamed during the majority of Louisville Ballard's first two contests, victories over North Hardin and Paducah Tilghman, Earl Heyman has registered double-digit tackles and four sacks.

"It doesn't matter what they do, I still make the big plays," Heyman said on Wednesday.

As a junior, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end totaled 90 tackles, including 30 for a loss and 16 sacks.

Because of his ability to continually make the 'big play,' Heyman now over nine scholarship offers, which include Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan State, Purdue and Boston College. Additionally, Clemson, Notre Dame and a host of others are expressing a high interest.

On Wednesday, Heyman started hearing from some of the coaches working to secure his commitment later this year.

"Louisville, Kentucky, Clemson and Akron called me today," said Heyman, who recently nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Game. "Coach Greg Nord called from U of L and I talked with Coach Phillips and Coach Brooks from UK."

Heyman, along with Ballard teammates, juniors Garnet Phelps and Demarco Williams, will unofficially visit Louisville on Sunday for the Cardinals season opener against Kentucky.

"I'll be there for sure," Heyman said.

While it may still be some time before the All-State performer makes a college choice, three teams have currently climbed to the top.

"My top three right now would be Louisville, Kentucky and Clemson," Heyman said.

Ballard will host Henry Clay on Friday night and then visit Male the following weekend.

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