Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson strong safety/wide receiver Donta Herrod is in the process of narrowing his list of college choices and said he is down to seven schools. One of these schools has set up an official visit, with four more working out dates. Who will get the final nod?
Herrod has set up a visit to Syracuse on Dec. 5 and is working on setting up trips to NC State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, and West Virginia. Marshall and Temple are also trying to get him to their campuses.
These seven schools comprise Donta’s favorites, but he feels he is being recruited the hardest by NC State and Syracuse. All of his top schools have extended scholarship offers except Virginia Tech, and he boasts more than 20 total offers.
With H.D. Woodson sitting at 6-3, they will play one more regular season game before heading to the playoffs. Donta plans to take his remaining visits after the season, then will make his final decision. There are three factors is considering while making his college choice.
“I am looking to see if I can play there,” he said. “I don’t want to go to a team that is stacked at my position. I also want to see if they have an engineering program, and I want to look at the environment when I take my visit.”
Rated the No. 25 athlete in the Maryland/D.C. area by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-2 athlete weighs 190 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. He was named all-D.C. as a junior after amassing an amazing 225 total tackles (150 solo) and intercepting four passes. Opposing offenses have steered clear of him as a senior, limiting his totals to 40 tackles, three picks, and two fumble recoveries.
An excellent student, Herrod maintains a 3.1 GPA and has already scored a 980 on the SAT. He plans to major in electrical engineering.