Herron Gets Good News On Way Home

Warren (Ohio) Harding running back Daniel "Boom" Herron thought he had done a good job at Friday's senior advanced camp. Turned out, he did a really good job. Herron received word on his way home that he would be receiving a scholarship offer letter from Ohio State. Click here for more.

The news came very quickly, and it came in the form of a text message.

Warren (Ohio) Harding running back Boom Herron attended Friday's senior advanced camp at Ohio State. And, within a matter of hours after heading home, Herron had a text message saying he would be getting a formal scholarship offer letter from the Buckeyes.

"I got a text message from Coach Tressel, himself, making me the offer," Herron said. "The camp went really well. I worked a lot with (running backs coach Dick) Tressel."

Herron said he is considering offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.

"I will probably make a commitment sometime very soon," Herron said. "It is pretty much between Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State. I have been to Notre Dame as well and they said that if everything checked out with my transcript I would have an offer from them as well."

When asked what would shape his decision, Herron said, "It will be where I feel the most comfortable. It will be the best fit for me and somewhere I can get a good education. I know I can play at all of those schools."

As a junior, Herron rushed for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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.

Herron also has offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Boston College, Akron and Cincinnati.

"I wouldn't trade Boom for any running back in Ohio," Warren Harding coach Thom McDaniels told Scout.com. "Boom is Danny Herron's nickname and that's exactly how he runs the football. When Danny runs the ball, you'd better be prepared to hit and be hit. Danny is tough, he has the acceleration, the vision and speed to be an outstanding running back at the next level.

"I think the thing that sticks out to me the most is that Dan Herron isn't a prima donna. Some kids are great on the field but not so great off the field because they read too many press clippings but Danny Herron is just the opposite. You won't find a more humble young man. He's been a joy to coach."

Herron holds a 3.3 GPA.


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