Dallas (Texas) Lincoln safety Courtney Herndon chose Kansas State from a long list of schools in July. Then as his senior season impressed coaches from around the region, interest began to pick up. Does the No. 85 rated player in the Lone Star State plan on exploring his other options, or will he stand by his verbal commitment?
"Courtney is solid all the way in his commitment to Kansas State," Herndon's mother, Amber, said. "He had some other schools express interest, but he is going to continue to wear the purple and the white when he gets into college. His team's colors are purple, gold and white now, but we'll strip off the gold for next year and purple and white will be just fine."
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Herndon had earlier indicated he would be interested in looking at other schools, including the Kansas Jayhawks, but that is no longer the case.
"He is going to visit Kansas State the weekend of Jan. 14," she said. "I'm going up there with him to see things myself. That is the only visit he is taking."
Herndon helped lead Lincoln to the state championship game, where they fell a little bit short of winning the title.
"They lost the game in double overtime. It was a good year, but you always want to win it."
On the season, Herndon finished with 110 tackles, including 23 for losses. He had six quarterback sacks, five blocked kicks and three interceptions.