U-M Offer Possibly Near for RB Daniel Herron

Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio is well known to Michigan fans as the program that produced current Wolverines Prescott Burgess and Mario Manningham. Yet another star is emerging from the Ohio powerhouse with interest in Michigan - running back Daniel Herron has the Wolverines in his top four, and said an offer may be near.

It is often emphasized here at GoBlueWolverine.com that recruiting is a marathon rather than a sprint. As such, it is a long, long ways until this year's finish line. The current shuffle in the football staff at the University of Michigan may have delayed for the time being an offer for running back Daniel Herron of Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio. "Coach (Scot) Loeffler sent me a text about a week ago telling me they wanted to give me an offer," Herron said. "He said they're getting things settled with the coaching staff up there, and he'll get hold of me when that's all done."

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Herron lists current offers from Boston College, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan State. "My top four are Ohio State, Michigan, Miami, and Penn State," he said. "I plan on taking all of my visits before I decide, I'm in no hurry to get it over with."

Herron said that among his top four he is receiving the most attention from U-M and OSU. "Penn State is showing a little bit of interest, and Miami wants me to come down for their March 4 Junior Day, but that's a long way to go for a day, and I might go to the Scout combine at Pitt that day."

He said Ohio State also wants him to come by for a workout, but he didn't specify a date. "They're pretty loaded at running back and they just got that Wells dude," he said. "But they told me they have two running backs that are going to transfer."

Rather than attend school camps, Herron said he would attend as many one-day camps as possible. "Those have less kids and the coaches can better see me do the work," he said. "But I might go to one or two camps, I'm not sure yet."

Herron said he is looking for a good education, and a school with a rich tradition, good coaches, and where he will get a chance to play. "I want to be in a good place to be around," he said. "I don't want to be out in the middle of nowhere."

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