Herron attends game with future Cards

Louisville offensive line commit DeAndre Herron had an opportunity to hang out with several of his future teammates Saturday at the Cardinals game against Marshall at PJCS, including offensive linemen Sid Anvoots, Joe Manley and TC Klusman.

Louisville offensive line commit DeAndre Herron had an opportunity to hang out with several of his future teammates Saturday at the Cardinals game against Marshall at PJCS, including offensive linemen Sid Anvoots, Joe Manley and T.C. Klusman.

"It was great, I liked it," Herron said. "All the people I was there with we made the best of it and it was fun even though we lost. The atmosphere was pretty good, though the student section wasn't as loud as I expect. But overall the people were nice and you could tell they love college football. It's just a really nice atmosphere."

Despite Louisville's 17-13 loss to the Thundering Herd, Herron enjoyed hanging out with several of his future teammates. Besides Anvoots, Manley and Klusman, Herron also enjoyed talking to Louisville commits Hunter Bowles and Kyle Bolin.

"Sid and me have been real good friends even before we knew we were going to Louisville. Joe's a character, he's got a nice personality and I like him. TC is a cool dude, but he seems like the quiet one out of the group," said Herron. "Hunter Bowles was also there and he's a real cool dude even though he's a tight end. I talked to Kyle Bolin, the 2013 quarterback. He's a cool kid and I like him already. I just had a good time with all those guys. We joked around, walked around and explored campus. It was a good time."

Though Herron didn't have an opportunity to talk with Charlie Strong, he did speak with Dave Borbely, Louisville's offensive line coach. After the Cardinals struggles to gain yards on the ground against Marshall, Borbely told Herron and the other line commits to be ready to play next season.

"We really didn't talk to Coach Strong," Herron said. "We talked to the o-line coach and pretty much we need to be ready. The only thing I observed watching the game was the offensive line really struggled. Without an offensive line you pretty much don't have a running game and it showed (against MU). All four of us can make an impact."

Anthony Wales, a key recruit for Strong's Cardinals, couldn't attend Saturday's game as expected, but Herron has been working on the star running back from Louisville Central to join him at Louisville next season.

"Anthony wasn't there, but I talked to him," Herron said. "He said something came up. He's going to be at the next home game and I told him I'd see him there. Hopefully I can get him to commit. I've talked to him a couple of times and told him this is where he needs to be. He's a cool kid."

Herron, who has helped guide Avon, IN. to a 6-1 record this season, remains firm in his commitment to Louisville, though he plans to make a few official visits during the recruiting process.

"I'm going to still take my five officials but I'm not going nowhere (else)," Herron said. "I'm just trying to have fun with this recruitment and you get five visits for free and it's a once in a lifetime chance for that. I'll be back at Louisville for the next home game."

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