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One of the best football prospects in the west regardless of position is Los Angeles Fremont's <b>Thomas Herring</b>. He came to UCLA's Junior Day on Saturday and he talks about how his opinion of the Bruins has changed as a result...

Los Angeles Fremont's Thomas Herring, 6-6, 285, OL/DT/TE, one of the top 2-way players in California, is seeing plenty of chances to play his collegiate ball at a major program.

"I have 12 offers right now -- Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan, Arizona, Oregon State, Cal, Nebraska, UCLA, USC, Miami, Arizona State and Washington," said Herring.

He currently has a top seven of UCLA, USC, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma and Florida State. "Miami was my childhood favorite. Talking to Coach Chudzinski (Miami's OC) is real cool."

For a while, UCLA wasn't really in the mix, but that changed after a trip toUCLA's Junior Day last weekend. "I was really looking forward to going and meeting Coach Dorrell. I spent most of the time with Coach Embree. He is the one who gave me my offer. I always liked them, but early on, I just didn't really say anything about them, but after going to Junior Day, they are on my list of favorites. I always watched them in basketball."

Herring was most impressed with Coach Dorrell while on campus. "He is just a great guy and a great coach, real cool, too. I know he is in a new transition so I like what he is doing."

Blessed with great size and speed, Herring has his pick of schools on either offense or defense. "Some are recruiting me as a quick defensive tackle, some as a defensive end, but to tell you the truth, I think I'll be a TE when I get to college. I want to play on offense."

Herring was disappointed that he couldn't get to UCLA's Spring Game. "My boy (UCLA commit) Milvon James is going there next year, and I know he went to the game and I was trying to get a ride, but it just didn't work out."

Herring has no plans for any other camps this summer, "just some running and weight lifting to get ready for my last year."

He has a 3.2 GPA and will take the SAT this Saturday.


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