Herron knows things need to happen

DeAndre Herron turned in one of the better offensive line performances during the Nike Combine. Irish Eyes spoke with the Avon (IN) High School product to get the latest recruiting news.

Over the past few months DeAndre Herron has looked to open the eyes of college coaches as he builds his offer list. While Louisville and several Mid American Conference programs have already jumped on board, Herron knows he has the tools to earn even more offers. Saturday the 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman showed he was willing to take on anyone, anywhere with his performance at the Nike Combine in Columbus, Ohio.

How did DeAndre feel he performed on Saturday?

"I think I did pretty well. Offensive tackle wise I didn't perform as well. But once I went to guard, I did pretty well and felt I finished on a good note."

While still learning how to play along the offensive line, Herron proved he will not back down from a good challenge as he looked to go against the best the event had to offer during one-on-one drills against some of the area's top defensive linemen.

"I came here to compete and I want to go against the best. When I see who the best players are, I want to go against them to see where my talent stands. This is still only my second year of playing on the offensive line. So I'm just looking to where I fit in. So when you have a chance to go against a guy like Sheldon Day who has lots of offers and the other big guys who were here and do well. You leave feeling like you accomplished something."

In March, Herron made an on campus visit to Notre Dame and while the Irish did stop by and check in on him during the evaluation period, he knows the an Irish offer would have to come with a top camp performance and others making the decision to play elsewhere.

"Notre Dame has shown some interest and for me to have a chance they would like for me to attend a one-day camp next month. Right now I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that or not."

Either way Herron has done a wonderful job putting in the work and turning himself into a prospect to keep an eye on.

IRISH EYES PROSPECT NOTES: I've now seen DeAndre a couple of times in combine/camp settings. Just as I told him during my first view, his future is as an offensive guard as he lacks the ability to work on the edge against speed rushers. However, as an inside player, Herron has the athletic ability to be a dominate blocker when he keeps a level and solid base. You can see he is still learning to play the position and as he continues to add technique to his game he will become a better player in college than he is at the high school level.

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