Chris Herndon IV
Sophomore - TE - 6'4 255 - Norcross, Ga
Herndon saw action in 3 games last year, but did not record any catches.
Talented player was also recruited by Auburn and Mississippi State coming out of H.S.
Made some strides this spring, and could compete for a starting position.
Christopher Herndon with a nice grab and turn up field. #CanesCamp pic.twitter.com/vzlsIhkgeC— Hurricanes Football (@CanesFootball) August 5, 2014
Summary: I am really shocked that UM did not RS this kid last year. While talented, clearly he needs development. Seems like a natural pass receiver but more as a slot or H back than inline. Also is behind Stan Dobard in terms of blocking, and isn't quite as physically imposing as JUCO transfer Jerome Washington, so has some catching up to do. At this stage of the game coming into fall camp would appear to be neck and neck with David Njoku for the #3 TE spot. If he can get on the field, could be a decent target, but for now is working uphill/provides depth at a very deep position.
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