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January 8, 2006
Heyward: Class of 2007
Our primary focus still remains on the talented prospects in the class of 2006, but it is never too early to look ahead. UGASports.com will start putting names and faces out there for you fans to keep an ear and eye out for this off-season. Find out the size of this prospect, his position, where he goes to school, plus much more. Take a look inside to find out about Georgia's Cameron Heyward.
Name: Cameron Heyward
High School: Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, Georgia)
Vitals: "I am 6-foot-7 and 270-pounds."
Position: "I played defensive line and a little tight end."
Stats as a Junior: 48 tackles and 2 sacks
What are your strengths and weakness'? "Playing aggressive and physical are my strengths. My weakness' are probably getting off the ball and needing to stay low."
What would you like to improve on over the off-season? "I really want to increase my speed and strength. I plan on focusing on my speed."
Do you have someone on the college or NFL level that you look up to or pattern your game after? "I really like Ray Lewis. I just like his intensity."
Do you play any other sports in high school? "I play basketball. This year I am averaging 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks. I want to play both sports in college."
What schools are you getting letters from? "In football, I get letters from Auburn, Georgia, Duke, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and some others. In basketball, I get a letters from Auburn, Georgia, FSU, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Virginia Tech mostly."
Who has offered you already?"I don't have any offers yet, but I think Duke is about to offer."
What camps have you been to since your freshman year? "I camped at Georgia last year."
What games have you been to this year? "I went to the Georgia Tech/Georgia and Georgia/Kentucky games."
Who are your early favorites? "Georgia, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and Virginia are my top four."
Academics: "I have a 3.0 GPA and scored a 940 on the SAT last year."
The skinny on Little from UGASports.com: As a junior Heyward had over 100 tackles and double digits in sacks at Whitfield Academy. Last summer he transferred over to Peachtree Ridge late in the summer, so his numbers (48 tackles / 2 sacks) were down a bit. He had to learn a new system for Coach Armstrong and the Lion staff. Heyward has focused a lot of his time on basketball growing up, but he started to recognize his potential in football. He has the size, athleticism, and intelligence to be as good as he wants to be on the gridiron. Keep a close eye on Heyward as he could emerge as one of the top Peach State prospects in the class of 2007.
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