One of the bigger stories in Texas recruiting over the last few weeks has been the fast-rising outside linebacker prospect Brandon Herron. Since the NIKE Training Camp, his offer count has gone through the roof and it appeared that Texas was beginning to close in on him.
However, since the Texas camp, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Herron has found out that spots are filling up fast for the Horns. It appears after speaking with coach Gene Chizik that the defensive spots may be filled up with a commitment from a defensive tackle.
"They said they basically have one big spot on defense left on the table and they're looking for a decision from the defensive tackle from Michigan (Joseph Barksdale)," Herron said. "He also said only coach Mack Brown has the final word on an offer, but I understand they can only do what they can do with offers.
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"At the same time, I have to do what I have to do too and find the right place."
While it appears that the Horns and Herron may be going their seperate ways, two teams now stand in front. In fact, Herron was close to pulling the trigger within the last few weeks.
"Nebraska and LSU are the ones I'm basically looking at now," Herron said. "LSU is a great program and Tim Washington went to my high school. But they haven't offered yet. Nebraska was telling me that I could come there and play early. I was actually going to go ahead and commit to Nebraska this week.
"I told my coach I wanted to commit there but he said it would be best to make some visits."
Herron says he'll be speaking with his father this week on taking a trip to both Nebraska and possibly Michigan. If he makes it up North to Nebraska he says he may decide early.
"If I can get up there, I told my dad that I'm looking to commit," he said. "If I can't, I'll take some trips this fall and decide after my season."
Herron is also holding offers from Arizona, Kansas State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, and Texas Tech.