Decision coming soon from Heyman

Dexter Heyman, one of the top football prospects in Kentucky, is about to take his name off the uncommitted list. The 6'4, 220-pound Heyman said that he will make his decision this week and told Wednesday where he is headed.

Dexter Heyman told Wednesday at the King of the Bluegrass that he will commit to Louisville this week and that he is excited about the direction of the Cardinals football program.

Dexter Heyman "I'm probably going to close the deal soon - like probably this week," Heyman told "My heart is pretty set on Louisville."

Dexter Heyman will commit to
Louisville this week.

Heyman, a first team All-State selection, said he likes the direction first year head coach Steve Kragthorpe has Louisville headed.

"I like what Coach Kragthorpe is doing," he said. "He is a really hard nosed guy. He doesn't come off like that in press conferences but by his actions - kicking players off the team shows that he's really strict about what he wants to do.

"And also, in my opinion, he had a good first year. I feel like with more senior leadership coming back this year and more experience coming back this year I think we'll be able to step up and make more plays. I really feel like that program, despite this year, is heading in the right direction and I want to be a part of it."

Heyman was close to picking the Cardinals earlier this fall, but after a rough start that promised several coaching changes, the 6'4, 220-pound defensive lineman elected to sit back and carefully weigh his options.

"I wanted to see how the coaching changes played out," Heyman said. "I was pretty sure after the first three games that Mike Cassity probably would not be there again. I wanted to see how much they wanted me to be there. I didn't know if they were recruiting me because I was Earl's brother or because I was a football player. I wanted to be sure that I was going to a place where I was comfortable."

Heyman said he will call Louisville assistant Greg Nord in the next day or two and make his commitment official.

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