NCAA rules prohibited Breneman from having a discussion with the coaches during their visit, but he later called Heffner and received a scholarship offer and more good news.
"(Heffner) told me that they wanted to offer me, and that they have me as a good priority for the 2013 class," said Breneman.
Breneman, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end, holds offers from nearly 30 schools, including Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, and others, with Northwestern being the most recent school to extend an offer.
"It's obviously a great school academically," said Breneman. "You get a Northwestern degree, you get a great deal of respect around the country."
Breneman has held Northwestern's program in high regards, largely because of its head coach, Pat Fitzgerald.
"He's an awesome coach," said Breneman. "I've admired what he's done at Northwestern, and the class that the Northwestern football program has. It's a direct reflection of the kind of character that the coach has. We obviously can't talk much because of the NCAA rules, but I'm looking forward to talking to him more."
Cedar Cliff High School utilizes Breneman much as Northwestern intends to do, playing him as an H-Back—of course, a modified position, known as a "superback," in NU terms. While Breneman is a strong blocker, he likes the idea of being a target in the Wildcats' pass-heavy offense.
"I like the idea of being a superback and being able to be a playmaker," said Breneman.
Breneman has yet to name a favorite or narrow down his long list of offers. In the coming weeks, he will plan visits for the spring, then will eventually come out with a list of his top school.
Will Northwestern be in the mix when that time comes? Said Breneman: "I'm definitely interested in them and talking with Coach Fitzgerald and Coach Heffner more."