Humble Herbig lands offers from UH, UNLV

Patience continues to be a virtue for Saint Louis offensive lineman Nate Herbig. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser
Patience continues to be a virtue for Saint Louis offensive lineman Nate Herbig. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser

It’s taken some time for recruiters to take notice, but Nate Herbig seems to be on a roll now.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Saint Louis junior received football scholarship offers from Hawaii and UNLV today as he plowed opponents during run-blocking challenges at the GPA Maximum Exposure Camp at Clarence T.C. Ching Field. Roughly 80 coaches from nearly 40 colleges are present at the event on the UH campus.

“I did well today,” he texted on Saturday night after a scorching-hot, 91-degree day in Honolulu. “Coaches really liked me.”


He shared the news on Twitter.

Nate Herbig ‏@nate_herbig 4h4 hours ago
Blessed to receive an offer from the home state, University of Hawaii #GoBows


Nate Herbig ‏@nate_herbig 4h4 hours ago
Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Las Vegas #GoRebs @UNLVSanchez @CoachGarrisonOL


That makes it six offers from BCS programs for Herbig, who was raised on Kauai and transferred to Saint Louis last year. He received an offer from Texas Tech. He also has offers from San Diego State and Washington State. The staff at Wazzu has been persistently in contact with Herbig via Twitter and appears to have the slight lead in the race to claim the bulldozing blocker. A UNLV coach has been persistent, as well, chatting with Herbig at every opportunity.

Herbig chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Friday night (video interview will be posted on Sunday) and repeated the mantra of his parents: “I’m going to stay humbled and hungry.”

COMMENTS

  1. amela June 6, 2015 8:54 pm

    Keep the local boys home, start a trend.


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