Herndon, 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, talked about his decision to commit.
"I feel great about the decision. My family and I talked to the coaches and with the principal. I felt comfortable there so I made my decision," said Herndon.
Herndon said one of the biggest reasons for his commitment was the small class sizes at UM.
"I like that UM is not too crowded, it's not a big school so I wont get lost on the way to class. I like that the students actually interact and have relation with the professors. The professors actually take time to get to know the students," said Herndon.
With his college commitment behind him now, Herndon hopes to have a strong senior season.
"I want to do better this season. Last year as a transfer I didn't get a lot of playing time. I want to help lead my school to another state title," he said.
The talented tight end prospect also spoke about his relationship with the Hurricane coaches.
"I talk to coaches Micheal Barrow and Larry Scott frequently, just to keep up with them. During the camp I didn't do much. Coach Scott wanted to run a few plays and make a few catches. Coach Scott said he likes my athleticism and my ability to track the ball in the air and make the adjustments."
Herndon, who also had Division 1 offers from Mississippi State and Western Kentucky, is now one of 16 commitments for the Hurricanes in their Class of 2014.