Adam Heater Likes it in SoCal

The tight end prospect from Snohomish (Wash.) High, <b>Adam Heater</b>, came to UCLA's one-day camp on Sunday. He talked about UCLA, a potential offer, and a basketball recruit at his high school that is being pursued by the Bruin hoops program...

Adam Heater, 6-4, 240, Snohomish (Wash.) High, had a good showing at the UCLA one-day camp on Sunday. Heater is good physically, with a strong, solid body, one that could put on more muscle. He runs well, and caught the ball fairly well in the drills.

Heater said that Oregon has offered him, and that UCLA is close. After the camp, Heater said, "The UCLA coaches told me to call them and we'd talk."

Those two schools – Oregon and UCLA – Heater said were his favorites. "Those are the two that have stood out. With UCLA, I've always liked California. When my father (Chuck Heater, who now is the recruiting coordinator for Utah) coached for Washington, we used to come down for the Rose Bowl and I loved it."

Heater has an older brother currently at Washington, but he said there isn't much mutual interest with the Huskies. "Washington hasn't shown much interest in me, and I haven't shown much interest in them," he said.

He says he's also considering Arizona State. "ASU said they wanted to see how I do next year, so that's fine."

Heater said that the location, environment, the players, coaches and the education are the factors he'll consider when choosing a school. "I'll think about all of those things and then choose the one I'm most comfortable with."

Heater said he'd prefer to wait a bit before deciding. "I would like to wait and take a few visits, but if it was the situation I was looking for, I don't know."

One of Heater's best friends is Jon Brockman, the heavily recruited Snohomish power forward who is being pursued by UCLA's basketball program. Heater considered what impact Brockman could have on his recruitment. "Jon and I are really good friends so it'd be big for me if he went to UCLA. It'd give me a person down here that I would know. I have buddies who are going to Oregon, too."

Now, what kind of impact might Heater have on Brockman's recruitment? "I don't know. Jon seems to be able to go wherever he wants. But I'm sure he wouldn't mind having a friend from home at UCLA with him. It certainly wouldn't hurt."

Heater said he has a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT on Saturday.


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