Lamar Herron Update

One of the stand-outs at the recent Trojan Camp was Natomas High School's Lamar Herron. Here's the latest on his thoughts on the camp, his favorites, and what position it looks like he might be playing at the next level.

When we last spoke with Herron, he was looking forward to attending the Trojan Camp, so long as his hamstring was able to heal in time. Well, it did, and the talented safety/running back made it down and he came away with positive feelings all around, "It was pretty fun," he explained. "It improved my thoughts on USC a lot. It was different, just the drills that they had us doing and everything, and the intensity. It was just way different from high school. When we were in the coliseum, it was fun. I really felt like I had 92,000 people around me."

While Herron has previously been thought of as more of a safety prospect, he played on the offensive side of the ball during most of the camp and that appears to be where the Trojan coaching staff likes him, "I played running back mostly," he said. "I loved playing running back out there. In our offense we have a lot of cut backs, and the offense that they were having us run out there, it involved a lot of cut backs so I kind of already had a feeling about what they were talking about and most of the stuff that they were telling me. It was already there, like the holes were already there. They're looking at me mostly as a running back, and for kickoff and punt returns." Herron, who split time between running back and receiver as a junior, will be playing primarily at running back this year for Natomas in addition to his safety spot.

One aspect that left a particularly big impression on Herron was the coaching that he received at the camp, "Coach Pola, the running back coach, he's a great coach. He's a very intense person. Coach Carroll, it's amazing to listen to him talk. What he says, it always comes along in the future, everything he says. Everything you do pays off in the future."

In the past, Herron seemed adamant about going through the recruiting process and taking his official visits. Since then however, he's had a change of heart, "There's a chance I might commit early," he said. "Probably before football season starts."

So who leads for that early verbal at this point? "SC is at the top right now," he said. "Behind SC is Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon State." Herron maintains offers from USC, Oregon State, and Sacramento State.

Herron will not be attending any more camps and will spend the rest of the summer "healing up" and participating in passing league.


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