Big Opportunity for Herbig

Jun. 4 -- The Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman, Nate Herbig, will get a chance to shine in front of coaches this weekend...

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman Nate Herbig (6-4, 330) is up to three offers, with Oregon State joining the mix this weekend.

The Beavers joined Washington State and San Diego State in offering the three-star.

But Herbig knows one of his best chances to add schools to the mix will come this weekend.

“We have the Maximum Exposure Camp here in Hawaii this weekend and there are a lot of coaches coming for it,” said Herbig. “Colorado and Oregon both told me they’re coming to watch me and if I do really well, I could get an offer. I’ve been talking to Coach (Steve) Greatwood from Oregon and I’d like to get an offer from them.”

Oregon was one of the schools who came by in the spring to visit Herbig, along with Texas Tech, BYU, Stanford, Washington, USC and UCLA as well as Washington State and Oregon State, who’ve already offered.”

Herbig is already set to camp with Stanford and will visit Washington and he may also make a return trip to camp with the Los Angeles schools.

“I’m for sure going to the Stanford camp this summer and then I’m going to visit Washington,” said Herbig. “I’m thinking about getting to USC or UCLA this summer, maybe for their camp.”

Herbig visited both schools when he was in Los Angeles for The Opening Regional.

“I really enjoyed the visits when I was out there,” said Herbig. “Coach (Johnny) Nansen and Coach (Bob) Connelly are recruiting me for USC. Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu and Coach (Adrian) Klemm are recruiting me for UCLA. I haven’t talked to Coach Klemm since he got suspended but if he comes back, I definitely am still interested in UCLA. I had a good relationship with him from when he was recruiting Fred (Ulu-Perry, his St. Louis teammate).

Herbig said he’s getting interest at a variety of positions along the offensive line.

“It all depends on which school,” said Herbig. “Stanford wants me as a tackle and USC likes me as a tackle or guard while Washington State and UCLA say guard only. I’m pretty tall at 6-4 so they want to see if I can play tackle in college, but last year I played guard. I like guard because I can be more physical than finesse. I’m trying to get down to 310 too.”

Herbig plans to take a few of his official visits when the fall comes around.

“I think I’ll take about three of them,” said Herbig. “I don’t think I’ll take all of them before I decide. But I want to take some visits.”

Academically, Herbig is carrying a 3.4 and scored a 1510 on the SAT.


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