Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson standout Donta Herrod narrowed down his recruiting to NC State and Syracuse before making his decision this week.
“I committed to Syracuse,” said the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, who will play safety at Syracuse. “They recruited me the hardest and made me feel at home from the start."
Herrod said that since seeing Syracuse and the Carrier Dome, he knew where he wanted to play.
“I knew I was going to go to Syracuse,” he explained. “When I went out there on my visit and I talked to the players and coaches, they sold me. I felt like I could come in and help their team right away and they stressed how important I was to their class.”
Freshman Reggie McCoy was Herrod's host during his visit.
"There's a good D.C. and Maryland connection there," he said. "That helped."
As a senior, Herrod made 86 tackles, had six interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He choose the Orangemen over NC State, Michigan State and others.