DB Talks Recruiting

Halfway through the season, Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity safety Ray Herring looked to be on his way to a record setting season with interceptions. His seven picks after just four games were encouraging but then he had to miss a few games because of injury and teams stopped throwing his direction.

"I guess they learned," Herring said. "But even in the beginning, most of my picks were where I had to run the whole length of the field to get them."

Herring, 5-10 and 190 pounds, finished the season with nine picks and 66 tackles. Offensively, he ran for 362 yards (6 scores) and had 447 yards receiving with five touchdowns. Now that his team has been eliminated from the state playoffs, he's turning his focus to the recruiting process.

"I just set my visit with Tennessee for January 14th," he said. "I have Gerogia Tech on December 17th, and Notre Dame on December 3rd. I'm still working on my final two."

The talented safety prospect said two in-state programs are still on his list.

"South Florida just recently offered me and I really like the program they're building over there," he said. "I'm supposed to find out if Miami's gonna offer real soon. They got my tape and they told me they're gonna let me know soon (that conversation, per Herring, was on Tuesday)."

While UM coaches have kept in touch with Herring throughout the season, the offer hasn't arrived yet. Herring talked more about the Hurricanes.

"Great program," he said. "Just look at their success. I went to their camp so I got to know some of the coaches. I just need to see if that's for me or not."

Herring, a full academic qualifier, is not ready to name any favorites yet and plans on taking all of his visits before making a final decision.

"I have those three visits set but I don't have any favorites or anything like that," he said. "I want to take all five and then figure it out from there."

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