Football



VUNSD2012 Darreon
Herring
  #35
Linebacker
6'1 | 220

RIVALS:      ESPN:
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Stephenson HS | Stone Mountain, Ga.
Head Coach: Ron Gartrell
Selected Vanderbilt over Arkansas, South Carolina, Miami (Fla.), Clemson, Stanford, Nebraska and West Virginia among others
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Photo Credit: Bruce James/UnforgettableMoments Photography
HIGH SCHOOL   Senior captain... Two-year starting LB for one of Atlanta's top public schools... As senior, contributed 65 solo tackles, 109 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, five QB sacks, four forced fumbles and an INT for 9-2 Jaguars team that reached AAAAA state playoffs... Earned team MVP and All-Region honors as senior... As junior, posted 52 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles at Stephenson after transferring from Martin Luther King H.S. following sophomore campaign.

PERSONAL  Darreon Franz Herring... Son of Sheldon and Jennifer Herring... Born Nov. 23, 1993... One of four siblings: two older brothers, Dominique and Dameon; and one sister, Destiny... One brother, Dameon, plays football at Tusculum (Tenn.) University... Prep teammate of Commodore junior safety Kenny Ladler... Eventually wants to pursue law degree... Video game enthusiast.

STEPHENSON LINEBACKERS COACH CORY JOHNSON  "Darreon is one of the top five linebackers I've ever coached. I've had the pleasure of coaching three linebackers that played in the NFL and Darreon ranks right there with them.

Darreon is athletic and is blessed with intelligence. It's like having a coach on the field with Darreon out there. He was very much one of our quarterbacks on the field. Watch our film and you'll see Darreon directing traffic like a police officer."

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