Herring and four teammates participated in a ceremony at Shiloh Christian School on Wednesday afternoon in the suburb of Fayetteville after he faxed in his scholarship papers to Auburn earlier in the day.
"We had a lot of people coming for it and there were TV crews there, too" the Auburn commitment says. "We have two players who are going to Missouri Southern, one with Harvard and one with Arkansas (wide receiver Crosby Tuck)."
Adam Herring is shown in action as a senior.
Herring, a 6-1 1/2, 220-pounder, had a memorable season after transferring to Shiloh Christian from Fayetteville High. His team won the state title and did it without losing a game. The future Auburn linebacker contributed 101 tackles to the defense and lots of physical toughness.
Herring, whose farther Reggie coached at Auburn, says he made the decision early in the recruiting process it would be best not to play for the hometown Arkansas Razorbacks because it could be an awkward situation with his dad being the defensive coordinator.
The linebacker says he is thrilled with his decision to attend Auburn, which is where he was born. "It's a great program with great tradition," he says.
Shiloh Christian coach Josh Floyd says that Herring was a welcome addition to the team after transferring in as a senior. "You could tell he was a phyical player and that's what we liked," he says. "He brings a different attitude to our defense. He's very intense and that's the kind of guy you want at linebacker."