Safety / wide receiver Donta Herrod has taken official visits to his two favorite schools, and was seriously considering taking other trips. Is that still the case?
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound athlete from Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and is one of the top prospects in the Maryland/D.C. area.
"NC State and Syracuse are the two schools I'm looking at the hardest, no doubt," said Herrod. "I like the coaches at both places and I really like the facilities. Syracuse plays in 'the Dome' and NC State has just built some real nice new football facilities. I think I could go in and contribute at both places.
"Whether I play offense or defense, I think I'd fit in well. Both teams like aggressive, fast defensive backs and the offenses will be fine. State likes to get the ball around, and Syracuse is trying to become a better passing team."
Herrod has visited both the Orangemen (Dec. 5) and the Pack (Dec. 12). Will he take any other visits?
"I'm thinking that I probably won't," said Herrod. "I've got two schools right now that would be great places to play at and go to school at, and there's still a chance a couple of other schools could impress me. I don't think I need to take any other visits."
When does he plan on making a decision?
"The decision will probably come sometime in the next ten days or two weeks. I still need a little time to think some things over, but it shouldn't take too long."