Lord Malik Heru is one of the best players from the Chesapeake, VA area in the Class of 2029.
The 4-foot-10, 89-pound Heru, who attends Grassfield Elementary, is a dynamic player that works as a quarterback.
Last season, Heru ran for over 700 yards and threw for 650 yards.
No matter the opponent, every game Heru is determined to give it his all.
Heru is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Heru steps between the lines.
“My mindset is to do my job and get the ball to my guys,” Heru said. “Right now I’m learning about coverages and where to put the ball.”
Heru has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Heru tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love being with my teammates laughing and joking but I love when we win,” Heru said. “I love winning. It makes the game fun.”
Heru has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“I have to work hard for everything I want and my dad always says that I need people to help me because nobody does anything by themselves,” Heru said.
Heru shares his favorite memory of playing football.
“Last season in 2019 I led my team to an undefeated championship season,” Heru said. “We are the 2019 Southeastern Virginia Mighty Mites Champions.”
Heru takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Heru makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I’m a good teammate by going hard in practice and doing extra after practice so I can be the best on game day,” Heru said. “My team needs me to play good, so I can’t slack. The best advice I give is that no matter what to keep fighting.”
Heru is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“Coach Paul always tells me to think of ways I can get better, don’t just think of the good things I do but think of the ways I can get better,” Heru said. “The best advice I’ve gotten is o to enjoy the game and do my best.”
Heru patterns his play after these dual-threat quarterbacks.
“I look up to Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson,” Heru said. “I like them because my game is like theirs.”
Heru lists math and science as his favorite subjects in school.
“I like math and science because it just seems so easy to me and my dad says everything in life is math and science,” Heru said.
Heru explains his collegiate aspirations.
“My top college choices are Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, NC A&T, Howard, Florida, UNC, Rutgers, Maryland, and Ohio State,” Heru said.
Heru maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“I throw and work on footwork,” Heru said. “I also watch my favorite quarterbacks every day.”
Heru describes what he believes separates himself from the pack.
“What sets me apart is my family. My dad and mom push me in school, football, and track,” Heru said. “Also Coach Redd, Coach Paul Hutson, Coach Anthony Hawkins, Coach Bruce Pearl and David Dinsmoor. They believe in me and that means a lot to me.”
Heru is striving for greatness in all that he does.
“I want to get a full ride scholarship and win a state championship,” Heru said.
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