2020 offensive lineman Zane Herring (Madison, Fla.) was in attendance Saturday evening during the Florida Gators 48-10 victory over Colorado State. Following the game, Herring spoke with Inside the Gators about his trip to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“I don’t know how they did it because of how hot it was. I was pouring sweat whenever we came back in for halftime. But, after halftime they just came out and keep plugging. Everything was executing for them. It was a pretty good win for them,” Herring said.
Despite a record setting temperature inside the stadium, Herring noticed the tremendous fan support from the crowd. He spoke on what it’d be like to play in front of a crowd like Florida’s.
“I love the atmosphere here in The Swamp. It’s just been a dream to come in The Swamp for a game, but just to be able to come and actually have a chance to play would be crazy. In the fourth quarter, when they play the Tom Petty song, it gives me chills every time,” Herring said.
Herring holds four offers from FBS schools, but Florida hasn’t pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman. The Madison County High prospect takled about what offensive line coach John Hevesy said he is looking for before offering.
“Last time I came, he talked about an offer, but it didn’t happen. Which is fine, I’m not worried about it. He told me to continue to get stronger, quicker, and get my footwork right. He told me a second ago to keep grinding,” Herring said.
However, if Florida does offer Herring, who grew up a Florida fan, the Gators will catapult to the top of his lists.
“That’d be a huge one for me. I don’t know what I’d do. I don’t know if I’d shut down my recruitment. I’ll be posting it on every social media account I have. I’d be too shocked to have an expression,” he said.
Herring said he’ll be in Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday night for the Gators match up against the Vols. He also plans on being back down to The Swamp in October for the LSU game.