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Langham Creek's Chris Herron is aiming to go out on top

Herron has nine months to find his future home Vype

The 2017 football season will always mean a lot to Cy-Fair ISD.

One of the people who made it a year to remember was Langham Creek quarterback Chris Herron – an all-district, first-team selection.

Herron led the Lobos to their best football season, only suffering losses to eventual UIL 6A Division II state champion Cy-Fair in the district and regional title games.

Herron finished the season passing for 1,811 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,237 yards and 21 touchdowns.

That success caught the attention of college coaches, resulting in the 2019 recruit garnering Division I offers from Nebraska, TCU, Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Indiana, Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic and UTEP. Most recently, Herron has received offers from New Mexico and Hawaii.

TCU and Indiana have already impressed Herron, so he plans to visit them by the summer.

“I’m mainly looking for something more than a football team,” said Herron. “I want a home away from home, so wherever I choose to go will be somewhere I feel comfortable with and I feel I have a support system.”

Herron has nine months to find his future home, but he’s not wasting his time.

He’s been training with Boe Washington, so his strength and speed can be at new heights for his final high school hurrah. His offseason 7-on-7 outings are also preparing him for the new competition in 14-6A.

Assuming Herron’s teammates are also putting in the necessary work, the Lobos will be a strong contender for the 2018 state championship.

“This year is a year for all of us to show what we worked for since we were fish, and for us to show how much we have grown from last year,” said Herron. “So, we’re looking to pick up where we left off.”

This article appears in the May issue of VYPE Magazine. Pick up your copy at any one of our locations today!

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