Ohio RB Herron Talks Early Favorites

Daniel "Boom" Herron, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back, from Harding high in Warren, Ohio, will be a Scout.com Midwest "Hot 100" selection in 2006. Herron will be a three-year varsity starter next fall and several schools are in hot pursuit of his services. Find out where Penn State is on his early list of favorites.

"I have scholarship offers from Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State and Boston College." Daniel Herron said.

"My favorites right now are Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

"Miami was my favorite schools growing up. I just always liked them. As far as camps and combines are concerned, I'm planning on going to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State to work out."

Herron played linebacker for Harding when he was moved up to the varsity as a sophomore but found a home in the backfield when an upperclassmen was injured.

Herron finished his sophomore season with 600 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. Boom rushed for 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns this past season.

"I wouldn't trade Dan Herron for any back in Ohio," Harding coach Thom McDaniels said.

"Boom is the complete package. He has acceleration, vision, hands, toughness and speed The best thing about Dan Herron is that he isn't a kid with a big head. He always works hard and leads by example."

Herron told Scout.com that he'd like to make his college decision before the start of his senior season.

"If things go well and I feel comfortable, I'd like to commit early." Herron said. "I'd like to be able to concentrate on my senior season."

Herron's older brother, David Herron, is a member of the Michigan State football team.

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