Herr Approaching Double-Digit Offers

Jamie Herr

Eastern Christian Academy (Elkton, Md.) 2014 guard Jamie Herr had a big February and is up to eight verbal scholarship offers. Herr has an early leader in the process and broke down some of the new schools in the picture and visit plans.

Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) guard Jamie Herr is ready to toast to the next step in his recruitment after a surge in offers came through in February.

Highlighted by new offers from Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Syracuse and Boston College, Herr is up to eight total offers.

The increased interest from most schools in the region, however, has not changed the fact that Rutgers is an early leader because of his familiarity with the staff. The Scarlet Knights and coach Kyle Flood were first to offer Herr, who camped in Piscataway and has taken multiple visits for games.

"Rutgers is up top for me right now," Herr said. "It's just I'm most comfortable with their coaches and I like the facilities a lot when I visited. They were my first offer."

A 6-foot-5, 265-pound guard, Herr visited Rutgers for its home-finale against Louisville this year with some of his teammates. Offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski is at the head of his Rutgers recruitment.

"I know a lot about Rutgers from talking with coach [Wroblewski]," Herr said. "They want me to come back for a spring practice, so I will see them again then probably."

Delaware head coach Dave Brock was the one to offer Herr while working at Rutgers. When taking over at Delaware in January, however, re-issuing an offer to Herr came quickly from the FCS powerhouse.

"I originally had an offer from when coach K.C. Keeler was there," Herr said. "Then coach Brock told me when he took over that the offer from him at Rutgers was just carrying over to Delaware and he still wants me."

Herr was one of the first offers to go out from Syracuse after head coach Scott Shafer took over for the departing Doug Marrone. With teammate Isaiah Johnson signed to the Orange as a part of the class of 2013, Herr said Syracuse is an option that interests him.

"Syracuse just offered recently," said Herr, who may visit for a spring practice. "I like the going to the ACC and it's very good with academics."

As a new program with scheduling issues, Eastern Christian played just three games last season. Herr will be active in camps, he said, to supplement his minimal game film as a junior.

"[I will visit] most of the schools that offered me for camps or a practice before I make a decision," Herr said.

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