"I committed to Ole Miss," said linebacker Chris Herring. "I wanted to stay close to home. Some people are saying that Ole Miss is not a good team but I'm going there to prove them wrong. God gave me the talent to play football and I plan to use it." Herring, a 6-foot-1, 252-pounder from South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi, is one of the premiere linebacker prospects in the nation.
Herring has already recorded 60 tackles, four interceptions, three sacks, three fumbles caused, and two fumbles recovered through six games. Additionally, Herring has rushed for 51 yards and two touchdowns on ten carries. As a junior, Herring tallied 120 tackles, ten sacks, and four interceptions. Herring is known for his production but he is also known for his ferocity as a hitter.
"I love to hit people," said Herring. "I just run to the ball and try to get in on every tackle. I am a big hitter and I play sideline to sideline."
Over the summer, Herring attended summer football camps at Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Herring projects as an inside linebacker on the college level. A dual-sport athlete, Herring also competes in basketball and he averaged ten points and 14 rebounds per game as a junior.