Herring, who has a long list of offers, counts Tennessee among his top five college options.
Asked what he likes best about the Volunteers, Herring replied: ''I like their stadium, the atmosphere and the fans.''
He admits, however, that Florida was ''my childhood favorite team.''
Although Herring said he's looking for a quality degree, playing time is another major consideration in his search for a suitable college.
''I want to be able to play,'' he said. ''I'm also looking at the living environment on campus and in the city.''
Herring is planning to attend some college games this fall but Knoxville is not yet on his itinerary.
Herring, who reportedly has a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash, a 325-pound bench press, a 3.7 GPA and a 21 on the ACT, won't be making a commitment anytime soon.
''It will be after the season for sure,'' he said. ''I'll most likely take all five of my official visits as well.''