Four-star DE Herron is down to five

Frank Herron has cut down his long list of schools to five finalists: Memphis, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State and Clemson.

The Memphis (Tenn.) Central prospect has expressed strong interest in LSU throughout the recruiting process. However, the four-star defensive end is also a top priority for Tennessee, which is trying to improve its recruiting in Memphis.

LSU has shown similar dedication to Herron by utilizing defensive coordinator John Chavis as the chief recruiter for the 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect.

Chavis was a longtime coordinator at Tennessee.