Trinity High School sophomore All-State defensive end Stephen Herron continues to pick up scholarship offers, adding ones ones from Mississippi State and Purdue on Friday.
But he's also noticed the local school is keeping close tabs on him.
Herron had a school visit last week from the University of Louisville staff and then on Saturday he spent time with the staff at the U of L-Duke basketball game on an unofficial visit.
"I've been told I'm one of their top guys," by the staff," Herron said. "The game was fantastic. There wasn't a dull moment."
Herron, who has a total of nine scholarship offers, said he had a chance to chat with most of the staff but didn't get to meet new defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon. He's expected to go back to a Junior Day next month to hook up with Sirmon.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Herron also has offers from Oregon, Tennessee, Ohio State, Indiana, Kentucky and Syracuse.
After transferring from New Albany (Ind.) where he played as a freshman, Herron helped the Shamrocks to the Class 6-A state title in Kentucky. He ranked fourth on the team with 37.5 tackles - including 34 solo - and led the team with 16.5 tackles for a loss and had 3.5 sacks.