17 offers and counting for Herring

The offers keep piling up for outside linebacker Darreon Herring of Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson.
Last week, Arkansas became No. 17.
Suffice to say, the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has had a hectic spring.

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"If I started naming all the schools that have been by, it would take awhile," Herring said. "All the ones that have offered have been [to his school]. Monday is our last day of practice and Tuesday is our spring game. Usually, they just show up. But a lot of them are coming to the game Tuesday. Arkansas said they were coming. Vanderbilt said they were coming. A lot of them will be there."
For Herring, this is the final week of school before summer starts.
That means he'll be hitting the road soon. Already, he has visited Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Florida and Vanderbilt.
"I'm going to Clemson, Stanford and Wake Forest," Herring said. "Those are the only three I know so far, but there will probably be some more trips."
Thus far, no leaders have emerged, he said. But a few schools have stood out.
"I like Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Clemson, but I'm still looking," Herring said. "First of all, they all have good educational programs, especially Vanderbilt and North Carolina. And they each have good football programs and good tradition. For me [the deciding factors] are education first, then of course playing time and tradition, and the environment at the school."
When might a final decision come?
"I'm trying to commit by the middle or end of summer," Herring said.