4-star DE Stephen Herron on Tennessee: 'I can definitely see myself there'

What are the odds that Tennessee can pull one of the premier edge rushers out of the Bluegrass State? Watch what Stephen Herron told IT about the Volunteers.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Stephen Herron said he likes Tennessee a lot. Much of that credit goes to not only Butch Jones but to current and former Vols defensive line coaches Brady Hoke and Steve Stripling.

The Scout four-star defensive end prospect from the 2019 class visited Knoxville earlier this year and spent some time getting educated on life in orange and white.

A return trip to Rocky Top is in the works so that the Trinity (Ky.) High School talent can see Tennessee coaches work with the players on the practice field.

"I just want to see how coach Hoke teaches," Herron told InsideTennessee.

The Vols jumped in head-first into the recruitment of Herron and that has stick with him to this point.

"Every time I go in to Tennessee, I feel like it's family there," Herron said. "All the coaches, they great me with smiles you know — and hugs, everything. I get greeted with all of that. I know my way around campus already like even when I haven't been there for five months. I know my way around campus and it feels like home. I can definitely see myself there."

Herron spoke to IT about learning pass-rush moves from VFL Chuck Smith, what is most important to him going forward in his recruitment, his upcoming top 10 favorite schools and much more in the exclusive video interview with IT above.


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