His story was one of the pleasant developments of the 2012 season ... Injuries in the defensive backfield pressed him into service and he responded with a remarkable performance for a true freshman ... Showed excellent coverage skills and good tackling ability ... Put the offseason to good use as he added about 15 pounds in the weight room.
2012 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, including six starts ... Made 25 tackles, with a high of seven stops at Arkansas ... Led the team in pass breakups with five.
High School: Helped Middletown (Ohio) HS to three-consecutive 10-win seasons and berths in the state playoffs ... Third-team All-Ohio by The Associated Press as a senior ... Intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and had 10 pass breakups ... Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds ... His speed also indicated by the fact that he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns as a junior ... Three-year starter ... Had five interception returns for touchdowns during his career ... Was invited to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game and the "Big 33" Ohio vs. Pennsylvania All-Star Game ... The No. 63 prospect in Ohio by ESPN and also the nation's No. 68 cornerback ... The No. 102 prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep ... Coached by Troy Everhart and Jason Krause ... Ran in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays ... Best time in the 100 is a swift 10.5 seconds.
Personal: Born in Middletown, Ohio ... Son of Tia Herndon ... Cousin of Kelly Herndon, who played in the NFL for Seattle, Denver and Tennessee ... Major is undecided.