March 29, 2011

Herring drawing major attention

Both physical and fast play are requirements to man one of the three linebacker positions in the aggressive 3-3-5 defensive scheme used by West Virginia. And a Stephenson High School (Stone Mountain, Ga.) run stopping junior is all that and more.

Darreon Herring stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 205-pounds and has been timed at 4.63 in the 40-yard dash. And it's those attributes that helped lead him to a solid junior season where he recorded 74 tackles, 3 sacks and a pick six.

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