Wharton, Texas offensive lineman Kellen Heard is ready for the season to get started. And he has something to prove.
“I have to say I think Rivals.com has me rated too low,” the 6-foot-6, 335-pound Heard said with a laugh. “I’m going to use that as motivation for this season. When we’re done this year, I’ll have more film for you to look at and you’ll see too.”
Heard really isn’t too worried about the rankings as he enters his final season of high school football.
“It really isn’t a big deal,” the nation’s No. 21 rated offensive tackle said. “Everything works itself out. The coaches have seen me play and several of them have offered me scholarships. That is the key.”
The list of schools that have offered scholarships has grown over the summer for the three-star tackle said.
“I have 38 offers so far,” he said. “I don’t have any new ones that really interest me, though.”
Heard has three schools at the top of his list.
“I’m still very interested in Miami, Texas A&M and LSU,” he said. “A&M is a new one in the mix at the top of the list. My grandmother passed away. I may want to stay a little closer to home because of that.”
Heard’s Wharton squad has begun preparation for the 2003 season.
“We started two-a-days Monday,” he said. “It’s been hard work already. I get tired by the end of the day. But it will be worth it in the end.”