Herron remains committed to Rutgers, and has not set up visits to any other schools.
"I was really surprised," Herron said. "I think my answer was ‘wow.' Before, they weren't really on me, and then they stopped showing interest in me. Wake Forest, their whole coaching staff is new, so I can understand it. Penn State, I haven't talked to them in a while.
"I was like ‘oh really?' It was a surprise. I mean, I still like Rutgers a lot. I'm still going there, obviously. It was still a huge surprise."
One of Herron's initial recruits, Damian Wrobewlski, is no longer with the program. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood made the decision to remove him after the end of the regular season.
Herron visited the weekend of Wrobewlski's dismissal, and remains set on being a Scarlet Knight, he said.
"Yeah I'm still going to Rutgers," Herron said. "I'll probably take my official to Rutgers and that's it."
Herron watched Rutgers defeat South Florida 31-6 to become bowl eligible. Since a commitment in the spring during an unofficial visit, Herron makes the drive to campus as often as possible.
"I enjoyed it a lot," Herron said. "I spent time with the players. I spent time with a couple of recruits in the class. When we won, we got to go in the locker room. We got to say a prayer with coach Flood and we got to talk to some of the players on the offensive line, so it was a lot of fun."
Herron was in the locker room when Flood announced that Rutgers would play Notre Dame in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. He also bonded with Rutgers offensive line commits Tariq Cole (Long Beach, N.Y.) and Marcus Applefield (Weeki Wachee, Fla.).
"I'm glad I got to meet them," Herron said. "I wanted to meet them before [next season]. We had a good time. There's going to be good chemistry up front."
Herron plans to officially visit Rutgers Jan. 24.