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4 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Dominique Heath

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In which BracketCat counts down the fourth day until kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Dominique Heath.

Don't be carried away: Dominique Heath is not going to be the next Tyler Lockett. But he might be the next Tramaine Thompson.
Don't be carried away: Dominique Heath is not going to be the next Tyler Lockett. But he might be the next Tramaine Thompson.
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#4 Dominique Heath
Redshirt Freshman
5-9 | 175
Huntersville, N.C.

Bio

Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Dominique Ali Heath (b. Feb. 22, 1996) is a versatile and athletic player who redshirted in 2014. He impressed in the spring game with six punt returns for 157 yards (one a 75-yard touchdown) and nine kick returns for 217 yards.

Heath, who will compete for playing time as both a wide receiver and returner, was named a 2015 preseason All-Big 12 performer as a punt returner by Phil Steele. I expect him to be in the top four or five wide receivers, too.

Heath played for Hopewell (N.C.) High School under head coach Matthew Jenkins. He was named all-county and all-area by The Charlotte Observer, while he was the conference's special teams player of the year.

He collected 830 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior through the air while rushing for 525 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned punts for an average of 20.5 yards on punt returns and 18.7 yards on kickoff returns.

After setting school records for the Titans for touchdowns, receiving yards and all-purpose yards, Heath was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Heath was just a two-star player with offers from smaller schools, but he did draw interest from several home-state schools in the ACC. They were scared off by his lack of size, however, he said in this GoPowercat.com story:

"I consider myself one of the best receivers in the state," said Heath, who collected 1,200 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns in his junior season alone. "But I was going to all the ACC camps, and all the coaches said they were scared of me because of my height and wouldn't offer."

Hmph. Their loss. I think this kid has the potential to be the next big play-maker in Bill Snyder's versatile offense.