USF added some fleetness to its 2021 recruiting class Monday evening when Tallahassee Chiles two-way standout Jalen Herring announced his pledge to the Bulls.
A three-star prospect per 247Sports, Herring (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) becomes the Bulls’ 13th non-binding pledge from the class of 2021. A defensive back/receiver at Chiles, he was an honorable-mention selection on the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend squad last season.
He made an even bigger splash in track, finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.36 seconds) as a sophomore at the Class 3A state championships. That performance was preceded by a first-place finish (14.13) at the District 3 meet.
“Jalen will never embarrass the program,” Chiles coach Kevin Pettis said.
“He will graduate, he will compete in every aspect of college life. Jalen’s character is beyond reproach; he’s the kind of kid you want marrying your daughter. It doesn’t hurt he can fly and has great ball skills.”