The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Herron is currently rated as the No. 16 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Herron has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with LSU on National Letter of Intent Day.
Notes from The Opening: "Herron was bigger than I expected him to be. He was taller and longer and he has a great frame for the LSU coaches to work with. He is still on the raw side, but he can get up the field quickly, he has good strength, and he is quick off the ball. I really like his upside." - Chad Simmons
"Frank is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Memphis Central High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Frank possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."
Herron was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
Major Bryan Hagood, Staff Sergeant Travonte Edison, Frank Herron, Staff Sergeant Latasha Dyer
--Originally Published by Greg Powers--