Sophomore Strong Safety
6-2, 210 pounds
Glades Central High School, Belle Glade, Fla
-In 2003, Heath played in all 13 games- registering 36 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries including one for a touchdown and one interception.
-In 2003, Heath was in for 191 plays. He recorded a tackle or interception on 19% of the plays (37).
High School Accolades
-No. 78 player in Florida by SuperPrep
-three star prospect
-committed to NC State over Pittsburgh (offer)
-WR coach Doc Holliday
-Garland Heath took the long road to get to NC State but in 2003 showed the flashes of brilliance that made it worth the wait. Boasting great speed, Heath has the size of some linebackers and finished up last season as the most effective defensive back when considering the percentage of plays he earned a stat. Heath will almost surely spend another year as the understudy of all-conference DB Andre Maddox but the increased reps could mean more effective contributions for both players. With another year of experience under his belt, Heath could very well stand poised to break out as the next NFL-caliber DB from NC State.