Baseball: Herron commits to Blue Devils

La Salle's Jimmy Herron, a speedy junior outfielder, committed Friday night to play his college baseball at Duke.

"I went down there at the end of the summer, and I really liked the school and the coaches," the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder said. "And the baseball program is doing great things."

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La Salle junior Jimmy Herron, a speedy outfielder and southpaw pitcher, has committed to play his college baseball at Duke. (Photo:

Herron, who has been clocked at 6.36 seconds in the 60-yard dash, also had scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Nebraska.

The 17-year-old from Harleysville is also a lefty pitcher for the Explorers.

In football, Herron is a receiver, Wildcat quarterback, defensive back, and kick returner.