2009: If healthy, Herring will serve as a reserve offensive guard as a senior in 2009. He likely will miss 2009 spring drills while recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.
2008: Herring served as a reserve offensive right guard and played on special teams as a junior in 2008. He appeared briefly in 10 games (all but Arizona, Notre Dame and Penn State). He sprained his knee prior to the Arizona game and was sidelined for that contest. He tore his Achilles tendon prior to the Penn State game and had surgery.
2007: Herring was switched to offensive guard from offensive tackle in the spring of 2007 and was available at either position as a sophomore in 2007. He appeared in USC's first 7 games as a backup and on special teams, but he dislocated his kneecap prior to the Oregon game and was sidelined the rest of the season.
2006: Herrring served as a backup right offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2006, but only saw brief action in 1 game (Michigan).
2005: Herring redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 2005, his first year at USC. He was sidelined all season after suffering torn ligaments in his knee in the summer of 2005.
2004: Herring originally signed with USC in 2004, but did not qualify for admission, so he sat out the 2004 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2003 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Insiders.com All-American, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-L.A. City first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Times All-Central City Lineman of the Year selection as a senior two-way tackle and tight end at Fremont High in Los Angeles (Calif.).
As a junior in 2002, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City, Los Angeles Times All-Central City and All-League squads as he had 17 receptions (including a 65-yard TD) on offense and 50 tackles with 8 sacks on defense.
He also played basketball at Fremont.
He spent his 2000 freshman season at Monrovia (Calif.) High.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.