Petrino Visits Heyman on Sunday

U.S. Army All-American Earl Heyman received an in-home visit from head coach Bobby Petrino on Sunday afternoon.

The day after U of L head coach Bobby Petrino released a statement saying that he had withdrawn his name from consideration for the open LSU position, he began hitting the recruiting trails.

One of the first stops on his agenda was the home of Ballard's Earl Heyman.

"Coach Petrino come to my house today at 3:00," said Heyman. "We talked about me continuing my career at the University of Louisville, academics, campus life and other stuff."

Part of the discussion between Petrino and Heyman concerned the recent speculation regarding the LSU job.

"He didn't think it was that big of a deal," explained Heyman. "He told me before that he was staying and that in meeting with the LSU people gave him more things that he can do at Louisville to make it even better. I thought that was interesting."

Heyman also solidified his official visit to Louisville during Petrino's visit.

"As soon as I get back from San Antonio I'll go straight to U of L and start my visit," said Heyman. "I'm going to visit Boston College the weekend after that and then UK and Clemson. I might just throw those away though and not take those visits..we'll see."

One of the top prospects for Louisville this recruiting season, Heyman realizes that he'll likely receive an opportunity to play right away at U of L.

"Coach Petrino was talking about how many defensive lineman that they have coming back and the lack of depth there," Heyman explained. "He said that they might move down inside a little, but that he was primarily recruiting me as a defensive end."

Heyman also continues to make no secret of the high probability that he'll eventually make the decision to commit to Louisville.

"I didn't commit, but Louisville is still my heavy favorite," continued Heyman. "I probably end up going there."


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