Canes In Battle For Top Safety

If Palm Beach Lakes can defeat Palm Beach Gardens this Friday, they'll take a huge step towards winning the district title. Senior Brandon Heath has been a major reason for the team's success this season.

He's playing very well on both sides of the ball right now. Offensively, he has 24 catches for 363 yards and seven touchdowns.

"Emanuel Cook's having a big year for them so that'll be a tough test for our defense," Heath said. "I haven't played against any receivers that have impressed me so far."

Many people around Palm Beach County would enjoy seeing a matchup between Heath and Atlantic's Preston Parker.

"He's a good player but they're not on the schedule," he said. "He's tearing people up right now so I wish I could get a shot at him."

Brandon Heath, 6-1 and 190 pounds, continues being recruited by a number of programs. Three schools still stand out right now.

"My top three right now are Florida, Miami, and West Virginia," he said. "I'm just trying to find out what's best for me. I have some friends at West Virginia. They've been on me hard from the beginning and I really had some fun up there this summer. Florida, they're in Florida and I am real comfortable with those guys up there. Coach Holliday is real cool and there's a good opportunity for me to go in there and play early. UM is close to home but they haven't offered me yet. I've been watching them. They're playing great on defense right now and they're using a lot of young players. I wanna play at the next level and UM's always done a good job preparing guys for that."

Heath, who says all three of those programs could be No. 1 after his visits, is also looking at some other programs like Louisville and Minnesota. It will likely be a three-team race. Many people wonder what position Heath will play in college.

"I like playing offense but defense is probably my best strength," he said. "I'll play wherever. Whatever gets me on the field first. I think I can make an impact right away if I'm given the chance. I aint afraid of anyone's competition. Bring it on is how I see it."

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