Syracuse Checks Out Herron

Syracuse is in the mix for several talented junior college offensive lineman. One prospect who they have started recruiting recently is Iowa Western product DeAndre Herron. He discusses the latest inside.

DeAndre Herron committed to Louisville out of high school. However, he ended up having to take the junior college route. Now at Iowa Western, he is still a sought after commodity as several schools visited to check out their spring game. Syracuse was one of those schools.

"Yeah we had a lot of schools come," Herron said. "I introduced myself so he (Pat Perles) could see what I look like in person and everything but we didn't really get to talk. He looked at my practice film because we record our practices and stuff.

"He liked how I looked and they decided they were going to continue recruiting me. Then they stayed and watched the spring game."

Interest from the Orange is somewhat new to Herron. They did not recruit him out of high school, but he is willing to see if they are a good fit.

"This is the first time they've shown interest," Herron admitted. "I got a Facebook request from Eric White. He let me know that they were coming for the spring game and they were going to start recruiting me and all that stuff.

"I know a little bit about them. One of my best friends had committed there (Charles Davis) but he ended up coming here too. They went to a bowl game last year. I just know a little bit. Not too much like the history of Syracuse or anything."

Davis and Herron attended high school together and Avon High in Indiana. Now together at Iowa Western, the two have discussed playing together again at the next level.

"It would give me someone to lean on," Herron described. "It would mean a lot. We talk about it since we're roommates and the same schools talk to us. We talk about it. If it happens it'd be a blessing. If it doesn't, then we'll see each other later on."

The 6-foot-5 offensive lineman currently holds six offers. Despite the Orange not offering and Louisville being back in the mix, he claims no favorites.

"I have a lot of schools showing interest," Herron explained. "I'm just keeping everything open and doing what I can during spring ball. Hopefully it opens up so I'm not going to pick any favorites right now.

"I just want to see what else can happen."

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