The offensive line is a priority in every recruiting class which means you need to jump on your top prospects early to gain an advantage over the competition.
That certainly appears to be the case with Mount Dora (FL) offensive lineman Brett Heggie (6-4, 260 pounds). The class of 2016 player is a pure center. He can snap, he can organize and he can lead. He’s got three offers. Cincinnati was the first school to offer on January 21st. Then came Florida International a half-year later on June 21st. Finally NC State on July 17 only a few days ago.
With the recent conference shakeup only NC State of those three schools belongs to a Power Conference. That means they are probably looking pretty good to Heggie.
“I visited up there and I had a chance to meet Coach Huxtable, the head coach and the offensive line coach. I didn’t work out or anything. Coach Huxtable came to my spring game so he saw me playing live. Of course he had seen my film. I think they just wanted to see me in person so I went up there so they could do that. While I was there I took a tour of the athletic facilities.”
From the small bits and pieces of the school that Heggie saw those facilities stood out. He wished he was able to tour more of the campus and see more of the academics but he did say the facilities impressed him.
“I’ve always liked the state ever since I was little because my grandparents live in Greensboro so I’ve visited a lot and I like it down there. I like Coach Doeren a lot and I like Coach Huxtable. I’m not sure how to pronounce the offensive line coach’s name but I liked him a lot. I think I’m going to go back up there for the Florida State game.”
Heggie said several schools in the Southeastern Conference are starting to show more interest in him so he’s excited to see what happens there. He was scheduled to visit Florida this past weekend for a camp.