Boom is Solid

The past couple of days there has been a lot of talk that Buckeye verbal Boom Herron could possibly be wavering on his commitment and visiting Minnesota next weekend. He was on campus this weekend in Columbus for his official visit to Ohio State. Did the visit seal things up?

Boom Herron, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back from Warren G. Harding High in Ohio gave a verbal commitment to sign with Ohio State shortly after receiving an official offer that he earned by impressing the coaching staff at a session of their summer camp.

This weekend Herron was back on campus as he made the trek down I-71 to visit the campus of Ohio State for his official visit.

"The visit was real good," Herron began. "We ate like crazy."

"They took us for a hoop game, and I got to kick it with some of the other players. Anderson Russell was there and he was very cool. When they announced Greg Oden was going to play the ticket sales shot through the roof."

Herron also enjoyed the time he spent with his recruiting host and some of the other incoming recruits.

"Shaun Lane was my host," Herron informed. "He is from around my way. His father player at Ohio State so he knows a lot about the tradition and the facilities."

I mostly got to kick it with Devon Torrence, Donnie Evege and Ben Martin. We were all hanging out together the whole time. I spent a lot of time with Ben Martin. He is a real cool guy."

This week talk has started that Herron will be looking to take a visit to Minnesota and that the Ohio State staff has talked to him about a position change, but he indicated that the rumors were just that…rumors.

"I have not talked to a coach from Minnesota since before I was committed," he said. I am not planning to take any other visits. I am going to the school that I wanted to go to, so I ain't really looking at any other schools."

"They way it is looking right now I will not even red shirt once I get there. There may be some opportunity to get on the field as a freshman."

As a junior, Herron rushed for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns earning All-Conference, All-District and honorable mention All-Ohio honors.

He earned All-Ohio honors this year leading his team to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the regional semi-finals.

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