Kevin Heywood talks Rutgers football offering, Coach Walp and a preview of Penn State Camp

Kevin Heywood came out of Rutgers Football Camp last week with an offer and made him his first Power Five offer of his recruitment.

Heywood, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive tackle from Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA), is likely to be soliciting more offers in the coming weeks. He had a previous offer from UConn.

Archbishop Wood is historically one of Pennsylvania’s top programs and has sent several players to Rutgers Football over the years. Last season they went 5-5 and played a tough schedule.

Last month, Archbishop Wood’s former head coach, Matt Walp, joined the staff at Rutgers Football and fostered ties between the high school and the Big Ten program.

This weekend, Heywood will be at Penn State Football Camp.

Read what Kevin Heywood had to say about his recruitment. He talks about getting his offer from Rutgers Football and head coach Greg Schiano. He also provides an update on his recruiting as well as a preview of this weekend’s Penn State Football Camp.

Kevin Heywood on how he got the offer from Rutgers Football

“I performed well at camp. Then I was told that I had to speak to coach Schiano afterwards. I was taken by a great coach, Coach [Phill] Guard. Then I and my family came to the facility. We got a tour. Then coach Schiano was ready for me. He made me a fully binding scholarship offer.”

Kevin Heywood on how he feels about Rutgers football after the offer

“I love the program. CHOP means a lot to me. I’ve never thought about how it’s used. FTC is also important to me. FAMILY, trust, chop is huge for staying on track in life.”

Kevin Heywood on Coach Matt Walp joining Rutgers Football

“Coach Walp is like a family. He’s done a lot for me. I have a lot of respect for him and the things he does.”

Kevin Heywood on Penn State’s invitation to their football camp this weekend

“I went to spring training – which I was invited to by Deion Barnes. The Ol-ine staff told me to come back to camp.”

Kevin Heywood on his relationship with the Penn State Football staff

“The connection I have at Penn State is Deion Barnes. He is a trainer at d-line. I used to train my d-line moves with him. This is my first year at o-line.”

Kevin Heywood on the potential landing of a Penn State football bid this weekend

“A second Big Ten offer would be so rewarding to me. I work very hard every day to hopefully play D]Division One Football and get a great education. I would also appreciate an offer from Penn State as my sister Claire will be attending [the] Main campus in the fall.”

Kevin Heywood on where to visit this summer after Penn State Football this week and Northwestern next weekend

“Other schools have come forward, including Michigan, Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech. I hope to do some work.”



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