Jan. 21, 2010
MADISON, Wis. -- Looking to get a head start on his college football career, freshman Warren Herring has enrolled early at the University of Wisconsin. He graduated from Belleville East High School and began classes with the rest of the UW student budy on Jan. 19.
By taking classes in the spring semester, Herring is now eligible to participate in spring football practices.
A native of Belleville, Ill., Herring was twice named second team All-Southwestern Conference as a tight end. In addition, he was a first team All-Southwestern Conference defensive end in 2008 as he posted 40 tackles, 30 of which were solo stops.
“This is something my parents and I have talked about for a long time,” Herring told the Belleville News Democrat in early August. “I'm going to graduate [high school] early and so I can get in there, get familiarized with the [Wisconsin] program and get a jump start on everything. I can get an early start on my education and maybe graduate from college early.”
Herring, who intends to major in biology, was a three-star recruit by three major recruiting services. Rivals lists him at 6’4, 248 lbs. and named him the No. 29 player in Illinois. Scout.com has Herring listed slightly smaller at 6’3, 230 lbs., and ranked as the No. 30 tight end in the country. ESPN.com puts Herring at 6’3, 220 lbs., and ranks him as the No. 100 defensive end in the nation.