Offers are continuing to come in for Warren (Ohio) Harding running back Daniel Herron. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder is now up to seven offers adding two more scholarships recently.
"I've picked up two new offers from Cincinnati and Iowa," he said. "The offer from Iowa is a big one to me as well as the previous one I got from Minnesota because they both regularly have some really good running back coming out of there. At this time though, I'm keeping all my options open."
Currently Herron holds his other offers from Boston College, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State. The running back prospect has a handful of schools that are standing out for his services.
"I like Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Miami, Iowa and Tennessee a lot," he said. "I especially love Miami. They are a very exciting team to watch and always have great running backs. I love Edgerrin James and Willis McGahee. Plus you get to play in the nice weather and it's a great situation down there."
No matter where he chooses, Herron is looking for a few things out of a school.
"The first thing I'm looking for is an education and then I also want to go somewhere I'll be able to play. I'd like to play as a freshman, but I don't mind redshirting if I have to," he said. "I'm looking for a good coaching staff that has been successful in the past. I think I'd somewhat prefer to play in the Big Ten only because I feel that is the best football conference."
Last season Herron ran for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns. He finished his junior year by earning all-district, all-county and honorable mention all-state honors.
"As a running back I feel I have great vision and hands," he explained. "I have the ability to run over guys or make a move on them. I also have a dangerous stiff arm that keeps them away and I can deliver a blow."
Herron plans to head to camps at Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan this summer. The Ohio running back is hoping to make a decision sometime by August.
"I'd probably like to get it done before the season so that I can get it out of the way," he said. "It would be nice to be able to enjoy my season and not be worried about anything in case of injury."