As a center, you're often considered the leader of the offensive line. As a junior, John Heile is one of the leaders for Trinity's offensive line. The talented center is one of the best overall players for the Shamrocks and looks like a sure fire division-1 prospect. He's already hearing from Wake Forest, Auburn, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Duke, Georgia and Akron.
Heile also holds two scholarship offers from schools on that list, but would rather keep that information private at this time. But it's easy to see why any school would be interested in Heile and his talents.
"The mental understanding of the game and ability to adapt (are my strengths)," said Heile. "Even though the coaches tell me they like my footwork, I'm still trying to improve and work on my second level blocking," he said.
Several Trinity players, including Heile have been invited to attend Vanderbilt's game this weekend in Nashville against conference foe LSU. Joining Heile are Joey Warburg, Tyler English, Tyler Sweeden and Adam Berry.
Trinity is off to a 2-0 start behind Heile and several talented teammates and he feels pretty good about the season so far.
"I feel I started right where I left off. So I was really comfortable starting the season," he said.
Trinity is always one of the best teams in the state and they annually take on one of the best schedules in the state of Kentucky. Trinity always faces their bitter rival and defending state champion Saint Xavier (Ky.). They also take on Saint Xavier out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The next outing for Trinity will be against Elder High in Cincinnati as well.
Playing against that kind of schedule will prepare Heile and his team for their goal this season. "We only have one goal; win the state championship!"