But Herron didn't qualify academically under the NCAA standards.
Now, Herron is at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is starting the recruiting process all over. He played last fall as a freshman and will have one more season at Iowa Western before enrolling at a four-year school.
"It was a bad feeling, it was hard," Herron said of not making it the first time. "It really made me work a lot harder. I am trying to improve on the field and I have improved in the classroom. I had a 3.29 (GPA) the last semester."
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Herron is still hearing from Louisville and has also heard from Arizona and Indiana. He doesn't have any offers the second time around just yet but said, "I hope that is coming soon."
"I just need to show people I can do it on the field," Herron said.
Herron was committed to U of L for a long time and said he made a lot of friendships with players who were in the freshman class.
So, Herron said he hopes something at U of L "could work out."
"it's nothing against Louisville," Herron said. "I still like the people there and I still like the program. I just have to see what happens."