StateFans Premium Player Profile: S Garland Heath

SS Garland Heath is a major part of the youth movement at NC State and he stands poised to emerge as the next standout DB for the Pack.

Garland Heath

Sophomore Strong Safety

No. 19

6-2, 210 pounds

Glades Central High School, Belle Glade, Fla

2003 stats

-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

-all county

-all state

-No. 78 player in Florida by SuperPrep

-three star prospect

-committed to NC State over Pittsburgh (offer)

Recruited by:

-WR coach Doc Holliday

2004 Outlook

-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.

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