What was it about head coach Jerry Kill that prompted Heifort to give a pledge to Minnesota on his official visit?
"He's really personable, genuine and straightforward. He made me feel like he was part of the family this weekend. "I like him a lot, so I committed."
The future tight end at Minnesota will walk-on his first season for the Gophers but with consistent effort and hard work he will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship.
"There and two or three seniors on scholarship now at tight end and [coach Kill] said if I worked hard and earned it there will be a scholarship down the road."
Heifort has no idea what he wants to major in yet but he does know that his parents endorse the decision to become a Golden Gopher.
"They were there with me when I committed," he said. "They agreed with the decision I made."