Heramb is also a confident young man whose team is 8-0 heading into a showdown with Griffin High this weekend.
"I think it just came down to me want to go to a bigger school or even a closer school," Heramb said of the decision to wait. "I think I play up to the level that I'm so I think if I go to an ACC, Big East or SEC school I can play with them. If I go to a mediocre conference I won't excel like I think I can.
"I think I could dominate (at the mid-major level) but it might take a year or two but I think I could do the same thing at a high major conference. I don't know about dominate but I think I can be a better player in the conference."
"This summer I got up with the Georgia Hurricanes and we played some good competition and I played just as well as the other guys on the court," Heramb said. "I see those guys going to high major conferences. I think if that's the competition in college then I think I can hang with them. I've just seen progression and I've got more confidence. I think I can do better."
Heramb isn't worried about upsetting the mid-major schools that are trailing him. Like a lot of kids, if the big dogs come knocking, he's going to listen with the idea that the mid-majors are going to hang in there with him. It's somewhat of a gamble.
"I think I'll consider a mid-major school as long as they're not so far away and it comes down to me not getting an offer from the high-major school that I think that I can help improve."
Heramb said that the big schools wanted to see him become a better rebounder so that's been a focal point for him this year. "I'm probably averaging 14-15 points, 8 or 9 rebounds and I just finished a 10 block game."
For Matt Heramb, each time out is an audition. One that's he's been prepping for since passing on mid-major offers during the early period.