Class of 2018 guard Tyler Herro is continuing to have a monster spring. Though his team was down a few key players at the Chicago Classic, and defenses could focus on Herro, he absolutely torched the nets. With that Herro continues to add top flight recruiting attention.
“Overall the spring is going real well,” noted Herro. “As a team we aren’t playing as well as we expect, but personally I feel I am playing pretty well and improving.”
On the recruiting trail Herro has been popular since playing very well in April. He has long had offers from schools such as DePaul, Marquette, Wisconsin, Xavier, and Purdue. Recently schools such as Indiana and Florida have offered, with interest coming in from Arizona, Michigan State, UCLA, and Virginia.
About the increase in recruiting attention, Herro said, “It has been a lot of phone calls from a lot of coaches. It is great to get a lot of recognition, but I know I have to keep working hard.”
June is typically a time where numerus unofficial visits take place. Herro says two schools in particular are likely to receive trips.
“I think I might visit Wisconsin and Marquette, and maybe a few other schools that have offered,” explained Herro. “I am not going to visit a school that hasn’t offered though.”
Even though Herro is planning to visit the two in-state schools, he says it is a different school that is currently recruiting him the hardest.
“DePaul is probably recruiting me the hardest,” said Herro. “I talk to Rick Carter almost every day. They will have new facilities when I would get there, and they tell me they just need a player like me to get things turned around.”
When it does come to the in-state programs, Herro likes what they have to offer.
About Wisconsin, Herro said, “Now that things are stable there it is great. Coach (Greg) Gard is a great coach and a great guy, and I am glad he got the job. He tells me they have two scholarships for 2018, and they really want me and things like that.”
When it comes to Marquette, Herro said, “Marquette is only about 10 minutes away and Coach (Wojciechowski) is a great guy. I think he is building a great program there, so it seems like a great place.”
For now Herro is in no hurry to make a college decision. He does however know what he is looking for in a school.
“Mainly I am just looking for a place with a coach that I can trust,” said Herro. “I want to go somewhere that I know will get me in position to succeed at the highest level, whether that is the NBA or overseas.”