Offers Coming In For Herron

Running back Daniel Herron of Warren (Oh.) Harding entered the first ratings as a four-star prospect and the No. 21 running back nationally. His list of offers is already impressive, and he hopes to make the list grow with some camp visits across the region this summer. Read on for the latest.

Scholarship offers are beginning to pile up for Warren (Ohio) Harding running back Daniel Herron, who competed in the state track meet this past weekend at Ohio State.

The 5-11, 196-pound Herron helped Harding finish fourth in the Division I 4x100 relay on Saturday. By competing in the track meet, Herron missed a chance to participate in OSU's first senior advanced camp.

"They wanted me to come to their office to see the coaches and just get to meet everybody," said Herron, who now plans to attend the second advanced camp on June 23.

Herron said he now has offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Boston College, Akron, Cincinnati and Michigan State. He remains interested in Michigan, OSU and Penn State as well.

Besides OSU, he plans to make stops at camps at Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.

"It's hard because I haven't taken any visits," he said. "I have a lot of sportswriters asking me who's my favorite and I can't tell them because I haven't made any visits. I've been to some spring games. You meet the coaches, but you don't see the environment around campus."

Herron, ranked as Ohio's No. 22 prospect by Ohio High, ran his fastest 40-yard time of 4.52 seconds at the OSU camp last year.

"But now I think I could break 4.5," he said.

Warren Harding went through a tough year this past season, finishing 3-7. But Herron believes the Raiders are on the right track.

"I think we have a chance of coming back," he said. "We had a young team last year, but I think we can get better. We just have to train hard to get back to the top."

As a junior, Herron had over 1,500 yards rushing and scored 17 touchdowns.

"I run hard," he said. "I think I have good vision and pretty good speed. I'm hard to tackle. I think I do a good job of breaking them. I think I am explosive and quick."

Herron talked about playing for coach Thom McDaniels at Harding.

"I think he is a great coach," Herron said. "He is very disciplined. He teaches us to be good guys on and off the field. He wants us to be good guys coming out of Warren G. Harding and go on to college and graduate. He wants you to be a great young man – not just right now, but later in life. I think he's a great coach and I couldn't ask for anybody better."

Herron holds a 3.3 GPA and is awaiting the results from a recent SAT test.

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