Joel Heath Excited About Future

Disappointed with his team's loss last Friday night, Joel Heath knows there is more football ahead for him at Michigan State. Heath spoke with Spartan Digest about that future and more this week.

For Joel Heath his senior season has been one of change and reaching goals others did not feel possible. Entering his senior season at Cincinnati (Ohio) Mt. Healthy High School, Heath and his teammates had a goal of making the playoffs. Not only did the Owls make the playoffs, they also won the school's first playoff game in school history.

"I'm happy with what we did and know we made history as the first team won win a playoff game in school history. I wish it was not over, and hope we started something that can be built upon, but it is now time to move on and get ready for the rest of my senior season and I'm focused on getting to Michigan State."

With the added pressure of being one of Ohio's top prospects, Joel knew teams would be gunning for him.

"I feel pretty good about this season. I felt it was not my best year, but I feel I did a whole lot for the team. I learned I have to work hard to achieve the goals I want to achieve."

This Saturday will take Heath on another trip to East Lansing with his official visit still unknown.

"I'll have to talk with Coach Barnett about when I'm taking my official visit. I am going up on Saturday for the final home game against Purdue."

As for the rest of his senior year, Joel may look at doing a few things before it ends.

"I thought about playing basketball, but I feel my time will be better served working towards getting bigger and stronger. I might do the shot during track season, but I'm not sure yet."

Spartan fans should be excited about what Joel Heath will bring to the Spartans during the next several years. Players from Cincinnati have worked out really well for Mark Dantonio since taking over at Michigan State and Heath looks to add his name to that list.

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