Keegan Herring had 182 rushes for 1,702 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. He also had three receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown. On special teams he totaled 10 kickoff returns for 349 yards and one touchdown. Keegan was the first junior to be named the 'Whizzer White' Player of the Year since Tavon Cooper('95), who is also from Peoria. He was the first team all-state utility player and regional player of the year."> Keegan Herring had 182 rushes for 1,702 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. He also had three receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown. On special teams he totaled 10 kickoff returns for 349 yards and one touchdown. Keegan was the first junior to be named the 'Whizzer White' Player of the Year since Tavon Cooper('95), who is also from Peoria. He was the first team all-state utility player and regional player of the year.">

All-State RB Has Cats as Co-Leaders

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=1236533">Keegan Herring</a> had 182 rushes for 1,702 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. He also had three receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown. On special teams he totaled 10 kickoff returns for 349 yards and one touchdown. Keegan was the first junior to be named the 'Whizzer White' Player of the Year since Tavon Cooper('95), who is also from Peoria. He was the first team all-state utility player and regional player of the year.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 187
40 time: 10.6 100 meter
Bench: 305
Squat: 415
Vertical:'32
From: Peoria, Arizona
High School: Peoria

He also blocked two punts. One of which he caused a safety on.

Keegan currently claims offers from Arizona and Arizona State and admits that leaving the Grand Canyon State might be hard for him.

"My family wants me to stay in-state and I think I probably will," he explains. "Well, I'd say there is about a 50/50 chance I will go to UA or ASU."

The Wildcats need to show him something this year for the school to be a viable option.

"I am not sure what is going to happen there with the new coaches, but I am going to be watching closely."

Herring says that besides the in-state schools, he likes Nebraska, Florida, Texas, Oregon State, Penn State, and UCLA.

He plans on attending the San Diego State Nike Combine April 24th and might also make it to the UCLA Adidas Camp and ASU summer camp.

Keegan wants to stay at the running back position and believes that is where he'll be recruited, but says if a school likes him somewhere else he can adapt.

"I like to play running back because I like to deliver a hit and be hit. My position might change because of me height, but even if I have to play another position just give me a week and I will be the best player on the team at that spot."

Peoria Head Coach Doug Clapp says of Herring, "He has incredible speed and can outrun players who have angles on him. He is the complete package at running back. He can be a finesse or a power runner. We have had some great running backs come through here like Tavon Cooper (Colorado) and Thomas Ford (UCLA) and he is the best we've had."

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 15 on his first ACT attempt. Keegan would like to be a grade school teacher.


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