Bo Herbert: One to Watch

If his 4.31 40 time is any indication of good football skills beyond pure running speed, little-known <b>Bo Herbert</b> will attract a whole slew of new recruiting attention to Brigham City, Utah, this coming fall.

Already, the 6-3, 208-pound wide receiver/running back/defensive back prospect has been contacted by Nebraska, BYU and Utah – with a lone scholarship offer in hand from Utah State. He has only attended Utah State's camp this summer.

Herbert is a teammate of highly touted, 6-7 tight end prospect Matt Putnam, who has already been offered by BYU. Both will play their senior season this year at Box Elder High School. Herbert is LDS, but has no mission plans.

Herbert said his childhood favorite college is Nebraska. "I've always liked Nebraska as a kid, I'm glad they've noticed me and hopefully they offer along with other schools."

Undoubtedly, recruiters will be drawn by his speed. "I feel I'm as fast as anyone. I ran the forty for my high school coach recently and was timed at 4.31. I took state in track as well running a 10.97 in the 100 meters."

Referring to the Cougars, Herbert added: "I like BYU and I'd definitely consider signing there. Utah is a consideration as well." Herbert said he has received at least five letters from BYU and has been in contact with Cougar coaches.

Meanwhile, he is content to sit back and wait for the offers to come in. "I play for a really small school, so most schools haven't seen me play. I can report my ability and speed, but until they see me they probably won't offer."

His teammate Putnam considers Herbert a real diamond in the rough. "He's just a freak. I mean, he's the fastest player I've ever seen. He's just always moving and never stops. He definitely has what it takes to play college football for the big programs."

Herbert played almost exclusively at running back last season, but recognizes his future in college will likely be at wide receiver.

"I realize that, at 6-3, most colleges will want me as a wide receiver and I'm fine with that. I'm going to be playing safety this year to see what I can do there."

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