Signing Day Capsule: Brandon Herron

Brandon Herron comes to Michigan to help fill the Wolverines void at the linebacker position following the 2006 season. With Prescott Burgess and Dave Harris both moving onto the next level, Herron picked Michigan because of the depth charts and his opportunity to get onto the field fast.

Brandon Herron
Dulles High School
(Sugar Land, Texas)
Star Ranking: ****
Position Ranking: 18

His Recruiting Story:
Brandon Herron, teammate of Troy Woolfolk, didn't show up on the Michigan radar until late in the process. An early offer from Nebraska had the Dulles High School star pondering an early decision in favor of Nebraska, but advice from his father pushed a public decision back until at least November and at that point things between the Cornhuskers and Herron fell apart. Enter Michigan, and a match was made.

"Will I commit at the visit? It's quite possible," Herron told GoBlueWolverine during his recruitment. "If everything goes well, and my dad and I get a good feeling when we are there."

One aspect of Michigan that appealed to Herron was Michigan's depth chart at linebacker. With Dave Harris and Prescott Burgess both moving on to the next level, positions are open in the Wolverines linebacking core.

"I like Michigan's depth chart at linebacker," Herron said. "And it doesn't look like they have many linebacker recruits this year either. And of course Michigan is a great school."

After his official visit, it didn't take long for Herron to announce for the Wolverines. It took five days for an offer to arrive, but an in school visit from Michigan coach Fred Jackson made the entire thing go down.

"Brandon just committed, less than an hour ago," Jim Creech, head coach at Dulles High School told GBW on December 6. "Coach Jackson just left, congratulations!"

GoBlueWolverine Commentary:
With the commitment of Brandon Herron, the Wolverines pick up a player capable of stepping into the strong side linebacker position that will be left vacant after the departure of Shawn Crable. With a 4.55 forty time along with a 4.25 in the shuttle, Herron has the blend of speed and agility that will help him be successful both against the run and the pass.

As a result, Herron has moved all over the field for Creech's Sugar Land team. A running back, free safety, defensive end and linebacker, Herron can excel at all type of different positions.

"Wherever you put him, Brandon always is going to be able to run and he's got a large frame. Depending on how much weight he can put on, you can play him almost anywhere," Creech said. "He is 6-2.5 and about 205. He was 215 when he came in. He's very lean and very muscular. He's also a track athlete. He runs the 200 meters, he's on the mile relay, and he is on the 4x200. The thing that Michigan or any college has over us is they have the time to redshirt and teach him. The other thing with both he and Troy is that both of them come from good solid Christian homes. Both Brandon and Troy are better people than they are athletes."

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