UT commit Heard matures into elite QB 

August, 15, 2012
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DENTON, Texas -- The very moment Denton Guyer head coach John Walsh saw Jerrod Heard sling a football for the first time, he knew he had his quarterback of the future.

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Travis L. Brown/ESPN.comJerrod Heard showed poise in the pocket during his first season starting at Denton Guyer.
Heard was in seventh grade.

“Just the way he threw the ball and his presence on the field,” Walsh said. “You can find a lot of guys that can run in seventh grade. But just the way he threw the ball so effortlessly, I knew he was going to be the guy.”
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