Heyward had to reschedule trip

Cameron Heyward, a 6-6, 280 pound defensive lineman from Atlanta, was forced to back out of his official visit to LSU this upcoming weekend because his team will be playing in the semifinal round of the state playoffs, but he plans on making up the trip.

Cameron Heyward, considered one of the top defensive line prospects in the country, has tallied 114 tackles and 16 sacks thus far this season, and is drawing closer to making his decision for where he will play in college, narrowing the list down to four schools, with LSU making the cut.


"I'm still considering Georgia, Florida, LSU and Ohio State," Heyward said. "I want to visit all four officially."


Here's what Cameron had to say about his top four.


Georgia- "They are like a hometown school. I also like their coaching staff."

Florida- "Urban Meyer is a great coach, and he's really good with his players."

Ohio State- "They win championships. They're good every year."

LSU- "The have an up and coming defense that's one of the best in the country."


Is the 4-star prospect leaning towards any school in particular?


"They are all pretty much even right now," he said. "I don't have a front runner right now. I'm planning on committing as soon as I feel prepared after I look at the pros and cons of each school."


One of the biggest factors Heyward is looking at in each school is how soon he can play.


"I'd like to have early playing time," he said. "I'm also looking at how many other defensive players they are recruiting, how long the head coach will be around, and how well I will fit into the defensive scheme."


Though he has yet to take any official visits, Heyward did say that he has taken several unofficial visits to places like Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Auburn and Pittsburg to check out games this season.


"I haven't gotten to go to Baton Rouge yet," he said. "That was going to be my first official visit, but I couldn't go because of the playoffs. I'm going to try and take all of my officials in January."


Linebacker coach Bradley Dale Peveto has handled Heyward's recruiting from LSU, and paid the recruit a visit at home last week.


"Coach Peveto is a cool guy," Heyward said of their visit. "We talked about academics and the campus and things like that. I also talked to coach Miles about a week ago. He seems like a great coach."


Can LSU pull one of the top prospects out of the Peach State?


Stay tuned to Tiger Rag and Scout.com to find out.





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