February 6, 2012

Herron takes in Ole Miss junior day

Frank Herron has gotten an early glimpse of what he can expect over the next several months.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end from Memphis (Central), Fla., has landed more than half a dozen scholarship offers and is hearing some quality sales pitches long before his recruiting gains full steam.

Herron recently checked out Ole Miss. The Rebels have joined Tennessee, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Purdue, Notre Dame and South Florida as schools which have extended scholarship offers.

"I wanted to hear about the academics and the great campus life, how I'll be treated as a player if I came here," Herron said.

Ole Miss coaches, Herron said, told him he could be "a huge factor for them. They said I could come play and big a big factor just to play for Ole Miss. I think I'd love this campus."

The Rebels are recruiting Memphis diligently since Hugh Freeze took over in December. The Rebels signed Jaylen Walton and Ben Still in the 2012 class and have targeted several top Bluff City products for the 2013 class as well.

Herron said he's looking for "a place where I can grow as a player, get my degree and play well. I just want to come play, build a family and go to a place where my mom can come see me play."

Herron, who had almost 60 tackles and seven quarterback sacks as a junior, said he's looking to improve his overall game and play-making skills over the next year. He said there's no early leader for his signature.

"I'm just grateful and humble just to get these schools looking at me," Herron said. "I'm just trying to build as a player and just trying to become a better player. I'm just going through the process right now. Whatever happens, happens."

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