USF on Top for Peach State Running Back

Fresh off an offer from the University of South Florida last weekend, 2014 Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb running back, J'vonte Herrod, took a trip down to the Sunshine State this weekend to check out the Bulls, and came away very impressed. Is Herrod close to making a decision?

The two parties haven't had much time to build a strong relationship between one another, but it's starting to look like it won't matter much at all. J'vonte Herrod, a 6-foot, 210-pound running back from Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb High School, wasted no time in visiting the University of South Florida this weekend, after receiving a scholarship offer from Willie Taggart and the Bulls just last weekend.

"I really loved the USF visit," Herrod said. "I left on Friday morning at 11:00 and got there around 12:30. I loved the campus and the coaches there are real nice and honest. Everyone there is just like one big family. I love everything about the city of Tampa. It's a good place to be and I feel like I could go there and dominate everything. I loved the visit."

It didn't matter which coach the Peach State running back interacted with. All of the coaches on the Bulls' staff made such an impression on the talented running back, and his college decision could come any day now.

"I bonded with every coach there," Herrod said. "That's what I loved about it. Even the head coach, Willie Taggart, bonded with all of us. He spent a lot of time with us there. It was the best visit I've had so far and I'm leaning real close to them (USF). I feel like there could be a commitment to South Florida. They're are my number one school.

Herrod's host and Bulls' freshman linebacker, Nigel Harris, connected with the young running back the second he arrived on campus.

"Nigel, he's the coolest host I've ever had," Herrod said. "He's a good big brother and a good person to be around."

Herrod hasn't set up a decision date as of yet, but the talented ball carrier informed the Bulls' coaching staff on where his recruitment currently stands.

"It will be sometime this week or on Signing Day," Herrod said. I already gave them the heads up to open a position for me because it's my position. The coaching staff believes in me and feels like I can come in there and get the job done, which I will do. They also have my major and everything as well. They took my interest by surprise. They came out of nowhere last week."

The talented running back has a visit set for Southern Miss on Jan. 24, but is unsure if he'll make it up next weekend.

In his senior campaign, the North Cobb ball carrier amassed 1,200 yards on 135 carries and 16 rushing touchdowns.

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