MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Offensive tackle Jamie Herr, the lone holdout on national signing day for West Virginia, has reclassified for 2015 and remains a priority for the Mountaineers.
The three-star lineman from Elkton, Md., was the only one of 22 committed players who didn’t sign with West Virginia in February when it became apparent he was unlikely to qualify. As he works to solidify his academic standing, Herr told Rivals.com this week he remains in constant contact with WVU assistants Lonnie Galloway and Ron Crook.
“I’ve been talking to a couple schools: Florida State, Michigan State, Arizona State, and of course West Virginia is still in the picture,” Herr said.
Though the 6-foot-6, 273-pound Herr plans on visiting several schools this summer, Rivals writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com said the Mountaineers remain the leader.
“I would consider it likely he stays committed to WVU, although he plans to open up the recruiting process, which could change things in the coming weeks and months,” Cummings said. “By reclassifying he will be able to get everything in order both academically and on the field and that shouldn’t be a concern moving forward.”
Two of West Virginia’s budding offensive weapons—Daikiel Shorts and Wendell Smallwood—were teammates of Herr at Eastern Christian Academy.