Herron enjoys Louisville visit

Louisville was the first school to offer DeAndre Herron a scholarship earlier this month. Wednesday, the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman from Avon, In., made an unofficial visit to Louisville with his parents to watch the Cardinals first practice of the spring.

Louisville was the first school to offer DeAndre Herron a scholarship earlier this month. Wednesday, the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman from Avon, In., made an unofficial visit to Louisville with his parents to watch the Cardinals first practice of the spring.

"I liked it," Herron told InsideTheVille.com. "Coach Charlie Strong seemed really cool and he's straight forward. I had a pretty good conversation with him. I liked him. Coach [Dave] Borbely seemed like a real good coach. They're all good people."

Herron, who also has received offers from Southern Mississippi and Toledo, spoke with Strong while on campus. "We talked a lot about academics because he's real high on academics," said Herron. "He's a real cool guy."

Herron and his family also toured Louisville's facilities and came away highly impressed.

"We walked around the inside of the football complex where the football players had their training and wellness center," Herron said. "That was real nice. I love the weight room, it's real nice. The football stadium was great. I could picture all the people filling those seats up."

He also spoke with a few of Louisville's current players while on his visit.

"I met one of the players who had knee surgery," Herron said. "We talked to him and asked him questions and he answered them. He said Louisville is a great place to play and the coaches really care about the players and stress getting an education."

Louisville is recruiting Herron to play tackle, and the imposing prospect spent his time at practice watching Borbely, UofL's line coach, work with the Cardinals offensive linemen.

"It was just like we do at our school," Herron said. "If I go there it'll be just like home. We do the exact same drills. Coach Borbely seemed like he is a real good coach. They need help on the line and that's a positive factor for them."

Herron hung out with Indianapolis offensive lineman Sid Anvoots, who became friends with last year. Though Anvoots told InsideTheVille.com that Strong's Cardinals have emerged as his favorite, Herron wants to keep his recruiting options open.

"It's early in my recruitment and I'm still wide open," Herron said. "I'm not worried about committing early. I like Louisville and it is a real good school and the coaches are real nice, but I'm going to wait to see how my recruitment goes."

"My parents loved it [UofL]. They probably enjoyed it more than I did," Herron added.


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