Terps in Early on Herald

It's always advantageous to get in early with a prospect in recruiting. Maryland has done just that by jumping early on junior defensive back prospect Dominique Herald of  Pennington Prep in Pennington, NJ.

Dominique Herald is 6-0 and weighs 180 pounds. He runs the 40 in 4.55 seconds. He says he’s mostly being recruited as a safety or cornerback.

Herald is a player who covers a lot of ground, has great closing speed and is a hard-hitter. This past fall his season was cut short by a leg injury.

“I fractured my left ankle,” Herald said. “I played two games on the fractured ankle and I finally went to the doctor and got a cast. I did well in those games but right now the ankle is fine – it’s 100%.”

Despite his limited season, Herald caught the eye of a number of colleges who are recruiting the New Jersey product.

“Right now I’m hearing from Maryland, Rutgers, Michigan State, Virginia and BC,” said Herald. “But Maryland the most because they offered me a scholarship.”

So far at this early stage in his recruitment, Herald has visited three of the aforementioned schools unofficially.

“I visited Maryland, Michigan State, and Rutgers,” he said. “They went well. I liked them all. All the coaches were nice.”

The Maryland coach recruiting Herald is assistant coach John Donovan, who has made a good impression on Dominique so far.

“Coach Donovan is a great guy,” said Herald. “He texts me every day. He’s a great guy.”

Herald says that Maryland is the first school to offer him and is giving him the most attention right now in the recruiting process.

“I’m really liking Maryland,” he said. “They show a lot of love and they show a lot of care. They really want me there. They’re the only school that’s doing that right now.”

Herald states he doesn’t have a leader at this point and likes all of the schools recruiting him. As for plans this summer, Herald said they’re up in the air right now.

“I was going to go to Virginia’s camp this summer but I don’t know what’s in store,” he said. “I’m on spring break right now so I’m going to wait for my coach.”

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