A Louisville commit in high school, Indiana got a second chance to recruit DeAndre Herron and the Hoosiers landed him this time around.
"Basically communication," the 6'5, 305-pound offensive lineman said. "The communication that I had with the recruiting coach, the position coach and the head coach was pretty good. I just felt like it was a good fit and closer to home."
Herron says relationship with his position coach was an important factor in the decision and offensive line coach Greg Frey is what he was looking for.
"He was excited when I told him. I think he can get me to where I want to be at. I think he's going to turn me into something that I want to be and I trust him because he has a knowledge of the game and is just a good coach. I feel like and me and him have a strong relationship. I trusted him."
The Hoosiers had a couple of JUCO players step in and make impacts last year, and Herron, a mid-year graduate, believes he can compete to do the same.
"He said I can compete as soon as I get in. They said they don't know where they want to put me yet, either guard or tackle because I can play both positions, so it's all on how I come in and perform at either guard or tackle."
And after two recruiting processes, Herron is happy to know he will finally be playing BCS level college football.
"It feels great. I don't have anything to worry about now, just my grades, and my GPA is a 3.3, so I am qualified to go in. Big Ten football, it's big-time competition, so I'm ready for it."