Herron Lands Early Offer From Hoosiers

Warren, Ohio, running back Daniel Herron already has four scholarship offers, and more figure to be coming in the not-too-distant future.

Coming off a successful junior season Ohio running back Daniel Herron is starting to grab some national attention.

The 5-10, 190-pound junior from Warren Harding H.S. in Warren, Ohio already has four offers on the table and he is drawing a lot of Big Ten consideration.

"I have four offers from Michigan State, Boston College, Indiana and Illinois," said Herron. "I've been to Pitt already and I'm supposed to go to Cincinnati this weekend. I'm planning on going to Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State's in March, Illinois, and Indiana. I hope to make it to see everyone that's looking at me.

"Michigan and Ohio State have talked to me about offering later on. I'm trying to play somewhere in the Big Ten, anywhere in the Big Ten. That's where it's at. Where else can you play harder football?"

Herron already has three offers from the Big Ten with more possibly on the way, but he hopes to have even more come his way.

"I like Penn State a lot," He said. "I like Michigan, Ohio State and Minnesota. Mostly the running schools because I want to run track in college, too."

IU Coach Terry Hoeppner, meanwhile, is also making an early push with the standout. The hope is that early interest will pay off as the recruiting season wears on this summer and then into the fall.

"I've gotten a lot of letters from Indiana," said Herron. "They already gave me an offer through the mail and everything is going good with them."

Herron rushed for more than 1,500 yards during his junior campaign and scored 17 touchdowns. Those sort of numbers are why so many schools are trying to get their foot in the door early, but with his signing day about a year off, Herron is in no rush to narrow his list.

"I probably won't narrow a list until the start of next season," said Herron. "I'm going to listen to offers and make a lot of trips before that, too. I don't think I'll decide until midway through next season."

When it does come time to make that list however, Herron has already decided the criteria most important to him.

"I want to go somewhere I can get a good education and that I feel comfortable at," said Herron. "Then I'll look for somewhere I can go and play football and give myself the best opportunity to play as soon as possible."

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