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City College of San Francisco defensive tackle Edwin Herbert (6-4, 295), contacted late Wednesday night by Hawgs Illustrated, talks about how his visit to the University of Arkansas went earlier this week and what his plans are for the weekend.

City College of San Francisco defensive tackle Edwin Herbert knows that he is going to play the next two years at one of four schools.

He just doesn't know which one just yet.

Herbert (6-3 295, 4.81), who visited the University of Arkansas earlier this week and had earlier trekked to North Carolina State, said late Wednesday night that he will visit both Florida and Tennessee this weekend.

"It's going to be one of those four schools," Herbert said. "All four are even with me right now. I am going to double up and go to both Florida and Tennessee this weekend and then come home, sit down and make a decision and then sign on signing day."

The national signing period for junior college mid-term prospects opens next Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Herbert, who has reportedly bench pressed 225 pounds 35 times and maxes out at 465, was in Arkansas for an official visit Sunday through Tuesday.

"It went great, it was really cool," Herbert said. "I enjoyed being around the coaches and players and I know that it is a program where I could come in and play early, really help out and that has a bright future."

Arkansas coaches stressed to him that they are looking for immediate impact at his spot from which he had 48 tackles as a freshman and 36 this season.

The former Fairfield (CA) Armijo standout - who was originally headed to Army out of high school before trekking to prep school and CCSF - will have three years to play two.

"They told me that if I can in and competed and played hard and fought for the spot that it was right there for me," Herbert said. "That's the kind of situation that I am looking for."

Herbert got an opportunity to spend some time with his biological dad, who lives in Van Buren.

"He lives in Van Buren, which is real close and and came up for the visit," Herbert said. "It was a nice time."

Hebert will fly to Florida on Thursday and then be in Tennessee on Saturday and Sunday.

He was a Vols' commit until they released head coach Phil Fulmer and replaced him with Lane Kiffin.

"Coach Kiffin came out to see my mom on Monday, but I was in Arkansas so I didn't get to visit with him," Herbert said. "I'll meet up with him and check it out this weekend."

Obviously three of Herbert's final four schools are in the SEC.

"It's a great conference, the best one around," Herbert said. "I can really see myself playing in there."

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