Normal (Ill.) OT Randy Heideman talks about his recent Arizona offer and where he's at in the…
Heideman hoping to visit
"Coach Himebauch and I have talked quite a bit," said Randy Heideman. "I'm hoping to get there soon for a visit. I love everything about the school. It has a big time football program and great academics. The combination of those two things is hard to top. Coach Grobe believes in a family atmosphere and he cares about his players. I've heard that multiple times from different people. They have an excellent business school. It's one of the best in the country. It's on a beautiful campus that I ca't wait to visit. I definitely want to make a trip [to Wake Forest] before I make my decision." Heideman's first offer came from Eastern Michigan in March. He also holds offers from Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Louisiana-Monroe, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Wake Forest, Western Michigan, and Yale. He's also receiving interest from ACC schools: Duke, Miami (Fla.), and North Carolina. "This summer I didn't really get out too much," he said. "I went to a camp at Northwestern and an RAS camp at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. We start two-a-days on Wednesdays so I've just been preparing for the season. I'm moving to guards this year which will be a lot of fun getting to do the pulls ad everything. I can't wait to get back on the playing field." Many schools are recruiting Heideman as an offensive lineman and not label him a tackle or guard just yet. He started at tackle for Normal Community in his sophomore and junior seasons and this year will start at guard which will undoubtedly add a little something extra to his outstanding repertoire. "I just turned 17 in late summer," Heideman explained. "I might have some growing left to do. I'm willing to play either tackle or guard in college. That's not going to play a big part in my decision. The three top things I'm looking for are my relationship with the coaches, academics, and if it's a good, competitive, football team. I don't really have any decision date in mind. Whenever it feels right, I'll commit." Heideman's hometown of Normal is located in central Illinois and home to Illinois State University. The Normal Community Ironmen open their season at home against conference foe, Urbana, on August 24th. They play in the Big Twelve Conference which is part of Illinois Class 6A football.
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