Heimos a Cornhusker

    New University of Nebraska Head Coach Barry Collier has convinced 6'10" Dan Heimos that the Cornhuskers are the place for him.

Spending time previously at Butler University, Collier has brought his attractive high-low post to the Big 12 conference.

"I really like the coach down there," said the Waterloo Gibault High School star Heimos. "I watched a game tape of them when he was at Butler and I like the way the big man plays with the high and low post because that's where I'm most effective."

Committing at his in-home visit, Heimos supplies Nebraska with a long and rangy body with loads of potential. Needing to put some size on his thin frame Heimos is getting prepared.

"All I need to do is just get stronger. I'm working out pretty much every day," said Southern Illinois high school star.

Heimos managed to average 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks last season that saw him sustain a serious injury. Out most of last year with a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee Heimos insists that he's now 100% recovered from that.

Proof of his recovery could be found at a solid summer that Dan had with his Missouri-based AAU team, The Gateway Club, which he credits for getting him such a high level scholarship.

Also, Heimos surprised many people by having a great outing at the prestigious Adidas ABCD Camp where he came in second in the camp in blocked shots. Initially worried going into the camp against all of the big names from around the country, Heimos concedes that he more then held his own.

With his recruiting over and done with and already academically qualified with a 25 on his ACT and a 3.67 for his GPA, Dan's main focus is on this season. In Illinois' Class A division Gibault is considered one of the early favorites with Dan and 6'2" senior guard John Buckmiller in the lineup.

"We have 3 seniors coming back and we should do real well," said Heimos.



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