"I'm a big guy and I love playing down low," Herrera said. "All my life I play posting up – getting hit and hitting back."
Words like those are music to the ears to a select group of college coaches who value the back-to-the-basket big man. Herrera, a 6-foot-10 behemoth whom we rank No. 74 in America, says his recruitment is wild.
"It's been crazy. Now, I have Texas, Cincinnati recruiting me. I have so many coaches calling. It's been crazy. The last 7 weeks have been nothing but letters and calls. The phone ringing all the time."
Right now – and mind you that this list changes – his top five are as follows: Cincinnati, Ohio State, Illinois, St. John's and Kansas State. "When the coaches call me and they don't see the name on the list they kill me. I wish I could say 10-20 but I can't and they get mad. It's crazy. It's like a little game."
This "little game" also features a pair of early favorites. "[The leader is] between Ohio State and Cincinnati. You know, they're right there because of the way they play."
Herrera has not taken a single official visit and there's good reason for that. The South Miami High senior hasn't taken the standardized test until this weekend when he takes the ACT.
When asked what was important to him in a school, the charismatic Herrera replied: "The coach must have a great staff. Sometimes you feel good the first time you see the coaches with the way they talk. That happens with some coaches."
Herrera is leaning on his high school coach to help guide him through the process. "I'm the rookie in this business right now. I'm doing whatever he tell me to."