Rahmein Herron, an 2013 recruit from Hoboken High School in New Jersey, is close to committing to UMass.
Herron told the Maroon Musket that he was “looking forward” to committing. He added that he has to get through the NCAA clearinghouse first. The clearinghouse verifies the eligibility of a student-athlete.
He said that Delaware, Monmouth and Maine are showing interest, but UMass is his leader. Herron said he “fell in love with” UMass during his visit during Junior Day last year. He and his mother liked how “the coaches care for their players.”
Dave Sollazzo, UMass’ assistant head coach and defensive line coordinator, has been recruiting Herron.
The 5-10, 175-pound athlete played cornerback, running back and wide receiver for Hoboken. He said that he is being recruited to play cornerback for UMass.
Herron helped lead the Red Wings to the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I state championship this year.
According to NJ.com, he was the best athlete on the field:
Herron is lightning-quick and was the most versatile play-maker that Hoboken possessed.
Herron finished the championship game with 159 total offensive yards and a pick on defense. But it’s how he did it that made the performance special. The senior displayed tremendous speed and quick-twitch ability; the type that collegiate coaches covet. He could play at the FBS level if he gets an opportunity.
Check out his junior highlights here: