It’s a strong year for running backs in Arizona this year and Arizona State just landed one of the best in the entire West region. Keegan Herring, 5-9, 190 pounds from Peoria (Ariz.) took an unofficial visit to the Tempe campus earlier today and committed to the Sun Devils before leaving.
“My mom and I both went out there to check things out,” Herring said. “We had a great visit and really like a lot of things going on at ASU right now. I’ve thought about committing for awhile now but my mom really wanted to go and check things out. We were both impressed with the academic support system ASU has and that kind of sealed the deal right there.”
Herring has game breaking speed and should be considered among the top five backs in the West region. He rushed for 1,712 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior and also clocked a personal best 10.67 in the 100m last track season.
“I’m glad my decision is out of the way now so I can just go back to focusing on football,” Herring added. “I also looked at Nebraska and Washington but in the end, I liked the idea of staying close to home so I can play in front of my family and friends. I’m looking forward to being a Sun Devil and representing for my home town state in a couple of years.”
Herring has been slowed this year by a sprained ankle and has missed some game time. He’ll be back on the field in two weeks when Peoria takes on Sunrise Mountain. Academically, Herring has a bit of work to do in the classroom and still needs to pass the SAT but is not far off from qualifying.