Heckaman looking for offers

South Bend, Ind., quarterback prospect attended nearly two dozen camps this summer

Eric Heckaman attended a plethora of football camps this summer, but the 6-foot-2, 195-pound class of 2006 quarterback prospect is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.

In a telephone interview Thursday, Heckaman, who attends South Bend (Ind.) John Adams, said he is receiving the most interest from Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

"All those schools are probably my favorites," Heckaman said.

Heckaman attended a one-day camp at Wisconsin this summer.

"It was real good. They had a lot of quarterbacks there; a lot of good ones I'd have to say," Heckaman said. "The coaches were real nice. They showed us a lot of new things and they really worked us hard in the indoor facility. It was a good experience."

That was one of 18 one-day camps Heckaman attended this summer. His camp swing also included stops at Ball State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Purdue, Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Michigan State and Kentucky, among others. In addition, he took part in a Nike camp in Ann Arbor, Mich., an adidas combine in South Bend and the Scout.com combine in Champaign, Ill.

"It was awesome, just playing football. Summer was pretty much what I was hoping for," Heckaman said. "It was just a great experience because you get to see a lot of great players throughout mostly the Midwest, some outside of that. It's really interesting to see the different players and the different type of playing styles they have. Just being competitive, just seeing how I am up to the other quarterbacks around the country and Midwest."

BadgerNation.com previously reported that Heckaman's favorite was Purdue. But the Boilermakers "haven't been contacting me as much as they used to," Heckaman said. "I just haven't talked to them in a while."

What does Heckaman like about the six schools that are currently showing the most interest in him?

"They get a lot of good quarterbacks out of the MAC," Heckaman said, referring to the Mid-American Conference programs Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. "The MAC is getting a lot better….

"A lot of the MACs are close (to home) and Wisconsin, for one, the campus is real nice. I really like that and the coaches are awesome."

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