The Houston Cougars have finally developed good depth along the offensive line. In order to keep it they will have to continue to stock the roster with talented offensive linemen each year. The 2012 class included several including Needville (TX) offensive tackle Blake Herman.
In today's initial installment of this year's "Getting to Know" series we take a look at Herman who has the frame to be a monster...
An up-close and personal look:
WHAT'S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAREER?
"My most memorable moment from my high school football career was beating Sweeny (our rivals) in double overtime for the second seed spot in playoffs!"
DO YOU HAVE A PRE-GAME RITUAL?
"My pre-game ritual is I sit by myself and think about the game and replay every one of our plays in my head."
AT WHAT POINT DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU HAD THE ABILITY TO PLAY D-I FOOTBALL?
"Mama always said I could be somebody so when I was about 5! (laughing)"
WHAT POSITION WILL YOU BE PLAYING AT HOUSTON?
"Everybody knows i'm going to be quarterback (laughing), no I'm guessing I am going to be a left tackle."
ARE YOU EXPECTING TO REDSHIRT YOUR FIRST SEASON ON-CAMPUS?
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON IN ORDER TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL?
"I'd say strength, I work on it twice a day."
BESIDES FOOTBALL, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO AT HOUSTON?
"Really just going to college, it's a blessing to get to do what I love and get my education payed for."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
WHAT IS THE LAST ALBUM YOU LISTENED TO?
"I just download a bunch of music; I listen to just about anything. I'm all about that Adele, just kidding."
WHAT PERSON, DEAD OR ALIVE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE DINNER WITH?
"Bill Murry, the guy from Ghost Busters."
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
"Everyone calls me Big Herm."
WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON MAJORING IN AT HOUSTON?
"I'm not sure."
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
"I have too many of them, the ones that stick out in my head are Ironman and the Bat Man series."
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE CELEBRITY?
"The Tomb Raider chick, she was hot."
A look at the recruiting process:
WHAT ONE THING WAS THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN YOUR DECISION?
"Because I wanted to stay close to freinds and family."
IS THERE A HOUSTON COACH THAT YOU FEEL ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO?
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT DURING THE RECRUITING PROCESS?
"When it ended. (laughing)"
DID YOU MAKE FRIENDS WITH ANY CURRENT PLAYERS OR OTHER INCOMING FRESHMAN DURING THE PROCESS?
"Yes, I made alot of new freinds with some of the players there and incoming freshman."
WHAT SCHOOL WOULD YOU HAVE CHOSEN IF YOU HADN'T SIGNED WITH THE COUGARS?
The future and goals:
WHAT NUMBER WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR AT HOUSTON?
"Got to be reppin' 77 all day."
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL GOAL FOR THIS SEASON?
"To have another awesome season like Houston did this past year."
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING TO THE HOUSTON FANS?
"I want to thank all my family, freinds and fans for all the support, GO COOGS!"