Tuesday, the 6-6, 310-pound offensive lineman from Avon, IN, called the Louisville coaching staff and committed to Charlie Strong's program.
"It's the perfect fit for me," Herron told InsideTheVille.com. "I like the school and it fits me pretty well. The coaches are real nice and it's not too far away from home or too close. I just had a real close relationship with the coaches.
"Louisville was my first option and I didn't want to lose my spot. I feel like their offense is the perfect fit for me. Coach Bedford was my recruiting coach and I called him and committed. My parents are happy with my decision."
Herron, who made an unofficial visit to Louisville recently and projects as an offensive tackle, becomes the tenth player in the 2012 recruiting class to commit to the Cards. He is the third offensive lineman in Louisville's recruiting class, joining Indianapolis' Sid Anvoots and Cincinnati, Ohio's T.C. Klusman.
"This will be my second year playing offensive tackle and I'm still learning," Herron said. "I haven't reached my potential yet, but I think working with Coach [Dave] Borbely at Louisville he'll get me right.
A three-star prospect, Herron, who says he's firm with his decision, chose Louisville over Toledo, Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Western Michigan, Ball State.
"When I do something like this [commit] I'm going to be loyal," Herron said. "Louisville is going to be my future school so I'm going to be loyal."
Herron is rated the No. 52 offensive tackle in the nation.