Florida Receiver Could Trip to UCLA

Tray Herndon, the 5-11, 180-pound receiver from Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles School, has had a big senior year and is now getting scholarship offers -- and one recently from a big-time local program. A UCLA assistant has been recruiting him and he talks about his prospects for an official visit...

Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles School receiver Tray Herndon (5-11, 180) has gotten plenty of attention from schools in the South, but Herndon is also looking out West.

"UCLA is recruiting me," said Herndon. "Coach Mac (D.J. McCarthy), the receivers coach, has been talking with me and he said that an offer could be coming. They want me to go and take an official visit."

Herndon picked up a scholarship offer from an in-state school over the weekend, and already had offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, MTSU, Troy and Florida A&M.

"I just got offered by Miami (on Sunday)," said Herndon. "Even with Coach (Larry) Coker's firing, that doesn't affect my decision. Miami is such a prestigious school, I know they will bounce back."

While his family's preference is for him to stay in the South, Herndon said he is open to the idea of coming out West to play football.

"It's 50-50 right now if I leave," said Herndon. "Really, it's what's more appealing to me. My family would like me to be close to home but they're just being supportive to whatever my decision is."

So is Herndon's interest in UCLA legit? "Yes, I would definitely be open to going out there and playing," said Herndon. "Coach Mac said an offer is coming soon and told me to come out there. I would like to see how I adapt to the environment first, though."

Herndon said he would like to take an official trip to five schools, but also said he would like to make a decision before December is over. "I'm coming up on a decision, so I need to take some trips," said Herndon. "By the end of December, I'll know where I'm going."

Bolles is one of the premier schools in Florida, and has won seven state championships. This weekend, they head to Dolphins Stadium in Miami for the state championship game against Clewiston.

"I've got over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns this year," said Herndon.

Academically, Herndon has a 2.7 GPA and will retake the SAT in January. He was scheduled to take it on Saturday, but has to postpone it because of the state championship game. He will take the ACT on December 9.

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