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Three-year starter... Two-way starter as senior, helping Hurricanes to 10-3 record and 5A state playoffs... In 2013, posted 46 total tackles and an interception as CB and 30 catches for 417 yards as WR... Also averaged 47.2 yards and produced two TDs on kick returns... Named to Chattanooga Times-Free Press' "Best of Preps Team" and sportswriters' First Team All-State squad... Participated in Tennessee East-West All-Star Game... As a junior, posted 63 tackles and four picks, helping school to a 11-2 record... Lettered in basketball and track & field.
Willie Herndon III... Born March 5, 1996 in Detroit... Son of Sabrina and Willie Herndon Jr... Has a younger sister, Sierra... Both parents work at Unum, an insurance company headquartered in Chattanooga... First SEC signee in school history... Enjoys juggling and playing XBox video games.
EAST HAMILTON COACH TED GATEWOOD
"Tre has impeccable character. He's the guy you want all your kids to be like, just a tremendous young man.
"Our school is a new school, in existence only five years. I can't explain how important Tre has been to both our school and football program. You walk the halls of this school and you'll see Tre interacting with everybody. He's just a very humble person.
"Tre brings so much to the football field. He's just a winner, a smart guy with great athletic ability and very physical on the field. Another thing about Tre - whether he's playing football or checkers, he wants to win."
Selected Vanderbilt over Middle Tennessee, Alabama-Birmingham and Memphis among others