Heyward Going With the Flow

San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma defensive lineman Christian Heyward, who visited UCLA unofficially last weekend, is not in a rush to make his college decision...

San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma defensive tackle Christian Heyward is in double-figures for offers, and the list could continue to grow for the 6-3, 270-pounder.

"I've got offers from all of the Pac-10, except for USC Stanford plus Oklahoma State and Nebraska and then San Diego State," said Heyward. "And I've been talking with Coach O (Ed Orgeron) at USC, and they want me to come to their camp."

Heyward said one Pac-10 school has been recruiting him the hardest with one of the Big 12 schools right behind them.

"UCLA is recruiting me the hardest right now," said Heyward. "I was up at UCLA this weekend for their spring practice and it was really cool. Coach (Tim) Hundley is recruiting me but I also talk a lot with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Todd) Howard."

After the Bruins, Heyward said Oklahoma State is next in their recruitment.

"I'd have to say that Oklahoma State is recruiting me the second hardest," said Heyward. "Coach (Doug) Meachem is recruiting me for them. I'm going to take one of my official visits to Oklahoma State."

But even with the Cowboys and Bruins aggressively recruiting Heyward, he said no school is in the lead and he's not anywhere close to narrowing things down.

"I'm pretty wide open right now, I don't have a top five schools," said Heyward. "I'm trying to take some visits, officially and unofficially, and get to know the school's first. I won't decide until after I take my official visits. I'm at the point where I like what recruiting is like right now. I'm just going with the flow right now."

Heyward has the ability to play inside and outside, but said most schools like him inside.

"I'd love to play defensive end, but most schools are recruiting me as a tackle," said Heyward. "They've told me with my body size, I can play more of a 3-technique."

Heyward has been playing AAU basketball, and said he'd love to have the opportunity to play in college.

"I've been playing basketball during the spring, and I would love to play basketball in college, but I'd need to grow some more," said Heyward. "But I don't know if I'll get to many camps because of basketball."

Academically, Heyward has a 3.0 GPA with SAT plans for the spring.


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