Two Standing Out for OL Herr

Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) offensive lineman Jamie Herr has two standing out but the recruiting process could change significantly in the next month with a series of visits planned across three time zones. Herr discussed the two schools standing out and his upcoming visits with

Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) offensive lineman Jamie Herr has been in constant contact with Rutgers and West Virginia throughout the spring evaluation period and the two programs remain on top of his list going into the summer.

Rutgers assistant Damian Wroblewski and WVU assistant Lonnie Galloway have both been through Eastern Christian this month and the two programs have been the most active in his recruitment.

"It's between Rutgers and West Virginia before the visits," Herr said. "Those are the only two I talk to on a daily basis, every day."

Herr received a verbal offer from Rutgers almost a year ago following a passing camp attended by his team. The Scarlet Knights have been high on his list since the offer and he visited multiple games in 2012.

"I've been there a ton of times," Herr said. "It's close to home, so that's a plus. I like the coaches and I feel like home when I'm there. I like the game atmosphere and the way the fans support their players. They get their players prepared."

The Big Ten move for Rutgers in 2014 has Herr's attention as an aspiring offensive lineman. Herr visited West Virginia for its spring game and left with the Mountaineers on top alongside Rutgers.

"I have two teammates there (Daikiel Shorts and Wendell Smallwood) and they talk to me a lot about the program," Herr said. "I keep in touch with coach Galloway, my recruiting coach. I went to their spring game a couple of weeks ago and I liked it a lot. They're losing three tackles the year I would be coming in, so they said I'd have a good chance to play early."

Herr and some of his 2013 teammates have a college visit tour planned in June where many top programs across the country will receive visits. Beginning June 7 with camp at Syracuse, Herr will visit Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Louisville, USC, UCLA and North Carolina. Herr also hopes to return to Rutgers and West Virginia during the summer.

"It's certainly going to be a neat experience," Herr said. "I have teammates a lot of those schools and they're all talking to me about college football and just how tough it is and how much faster it is. It's a fun experience and they're all going to show me around their schools."

With no set plans for a decision, Rutgers and West Virginia are in the best position prior to a busy June of visits.

"It's been pretty much the same for me for a while, but I'm excited about these visits," Herr said. "It's a good opportunity for me to explore a lot of options and see college football at the next level."

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