It’s Clemson for Central Catholic’s Blake Herbert

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Central Catholic quarterback Blake Herbert (Class of 2025) announced this morning that he is committing to the Clemson Tigers.

Herbert had 18 total offers but ultimately chose Dabo Swinney and the Tigers. Recruiting experts speculated that Herbert was leaning towards Penn State or Notre Dame but he ultimately chose Clemson.

As mentioned, Herbert held offers from Penn State, Notre Dame as well as Nebraska, Iowa, Boston College, UMass, UConn, Ole Miss, Virginia, Rutgers, Auburn, Minnesota, Purdue, Illinois, Pitt, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.

In a statement released by Central Catholic, Herbert thanked his parents and Head Coach John Sexton who he credits with his development.

“Coach Sexton has helped me improve not only as a football player, but as a man as well.”

Sexton praised the young quarterback for his maturity and work ethic.

“Blake is one of the hardest working, most focused athletes I’ve ever been around,” said John Sexton ‘97, CCHS Head Varsity Football Coach.

“He has a dream of being a Power 5 Conference QB, and he works toward that dream every day. This is a big step in making that a reality. We congratulate him, his parents and teammates for this great honor.”

Herbert’s best football is truly ahead of him. Some forget that he is still only a sophomore and has two more years left at Central Catholic.

The 6-3 205 pound Gilbert can sling it. He can make throws at all three levels and he is athletic in and out of the pocket. He is just scratching the surface when it comes to his potential.

Today’s commitment is a verbal commitment so things could change but from what we’re hearing, Herbert is fully locked in with the Tigers.

Herbert is the second Massachusetts quarterback from the North Shore to commit to a Power 5 school in the last three days joining Miles O’Neil of Marblehead and the Hun School. O’Neil committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday night.