CoachSpeak: Scouting Justin Herron

The Bullis School (Potomac, Md.) head coach Pat Cilento met the Rutgers verbal commitment of Justin Herron with excitement. Cilento spoke in-depth with about his offensive lineman's commitment to Rutgers and what Herron brings to the table at the next level.

After an unofficial visit to campus and meeting with head coach Kyle Flood, it was a quick decision for Bullis School (Potomac, Md.) offensive lineman Justin Herron.

It was also a decision met with excitement from those in his corner back in Maryland. For Bullis coach Pat Cilento, Herron's commitment to Rutgers is cause for excitement in his program.

"We're really happy about it, excited for Justin," Cilento said. "He's got family in the Philadelphia area. Rutgers isn't too far from there. He's just a great kid going to a great school."

Herron projects as a guard for Rutgers and has learning to do at the position, Cilento said. Going into just his third year of football, Herron will play multiple positions for Bullis and be an impact player on the offensive line.

"Justin has only played two years of football, so he's a little raw, but he gives you everything he has every play," Cilento said. "He's a big, physical kid at 6-foot-4, 275 and you love him.

Herron carries his 275-pound frame well at guard and brings the mobility needed for offensive coordinator Ron Prince's pro-style scheme.

"He's a basketball player too and he can move around," Cilento said. "He doesn't shy away from contact and he's aggressive. He's a very big guard because he move so well. We use him at tackle because he's so big. At guard he moves very, very well. I think basketball helped out a lot."

Off the field, Cilento sees Herron as a leader and the kind of prospect needed in football locker rooms.

"He's a tremendous leader," Cilento said. "He's the last one to leave the weight room every day. He's pushing the other guys every day. He's a coach's dream, to be honest with you."

A visitor on the Rutgers campus today, Herron got to see the Big Ten schedule first-hand, where he can theoretically finish his first season at nearby Maryland.

"It's a big deal," Cilento said. "He wanted to play in the Big Ten. The Big Ten has got some great schools. He can play in the Midwest in front of 100,000 in a few of those places. I think that has a lot to do with it."

Cilento has Herron for one more year, but said he will be comfortable to send him to offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and the rest of the staff in Piscataway, N.J.

"Their coaches have been great," Cilento said. "Coach Wrobo has been wonderful. I've been impressed with them. Coach Prince came down to see him and talk to him and we went up there today. He's been great to them and they've been great to us."

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