Athlete on the Rise

Versatility is an asset that any college coach welcomes and covets in a recruit. This DFW athlete has just that, and has the eye of the staff.

Over the last few weeks big name programs have been through North Forney High School and they are taking notice of Hunter Herndon.

First off, if it weren't for his talent, his sheer size would get your attention. He's 6'4" 235lbs and can run a 4.8 in the forty. That's why the likes of Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, Tulsa, UTSA, and Texas State have all shown strong interest.

The staff has been in staying in touch at least once a week. Defensive Tackles Coach, Kyle Tatum is leading the charge and Herndon has been impressed so far.

"They're definitely catching my eye and I might use one of my official visits to visit Texas State."

Texas State likes him as a Tight End, but potentially even as a QB. For North Forney he'll be the signal caller this fall as they've told him that they want the best athlete at the helm. Hunter says he has no preference at the next level. He can see using his height and size to be an effective receiver or being the gunslinger to get the ball there. It makes no difference to him.

For the time being, Herndon still considers himself a medium commit to the Rice Owls. He committed to the C-USA program back in Mid-March.

"I'm still trying to feel my ways through these colleges. Rice believed in me first, that had a big part in me committing to them," said Herndon.

He plans on attending one of Texas State's upcoming camps and a good performance could net him an offer. Late Thursday night, our staff learned that OU has informed Herndon that they plan to eventually offer.

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