Varsity Preps

Mac Hereford: From VA to AL

Woodberry Forest (VA)’s Mac Hereford, is a versatile 6’2”, 210-pound senior WR/TE who always had a dream of playing on the next level.

Throughout his high school years to prove his worth and drive, Hereford became very versatile and worked on his craft daily.

After playing his senior season for his grandfather who passed away last September, Hereford’s long awaited dream finally came to be when he received a call from the coaches at Alabama and earned a preferred walk-on spot in February.

“When I first found out I had received a roster spot on Alabama’s team, I was overjoyed and humbled to have been given the opportunity,” Hereford said.

“There were so many reasons I accepted the spot,” Hereford said. “I have always loved the university and I am a 4th Generation there. The football program instills leadership, character and discipline like no other place in the country and I knew it could help me become the best person and a player I can be.”

Although Hereford currently resides in Virginia, the Bama native is no stranger to the program.

“Before committing to the roster spot, I had been on campus hundreds of times, but only visited as a recruit once and that was for the Charleston Southern game,” Hereford said. “It was such an incredible experience. I had the opportunity to meet Coach Saban as well as the other coaches and they all treated me so well.”

With a bumpy recruiting process which ended in Hereford becoming a preferred walk-on, Hereford has a message for underclassmen prospects.

“Never give up on your dreams. Life can be really tough at times, but right when you think you are not going to make it, you are closer than you ever imagined to your dream. Start working earlier than later. Put in the off-season work and make it to as many camps as possible. Never give up. Never.”

Hereford has yet to start practicing with the team, but will join his new teammates in late May.

“It feels awesome to know I am a part of the best program in the country,” Hereford said. “I cannot wait to get to work with the team.”

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