On Tuesday, Herrera, a 6-foot-9 senior center out of South Miami, committed to the Bearcats over Ohio State.
"I knew the coaches a little bit," Herrera said. "I always wanted to play for a good coach. I like the players, they're good. They showed me some love this weekend when I went for the visit.
"I always liked Cincinnati since I started knowing about all the schools. I went everywhere and coaches started calling and recruited me like crazy. Finally, I got Cincinnati."
Herrera was visited by St. John's on Monday but once the Bearcats came strong, he wasted little time in committing. A true center, his stock is undervalued nationally, especially for a guy who can score with his back-to-the-basket.
"It's going to be tough [as a freshman] but I'm going to go work on it. It's the only chance that I got. To improve, I got to start running a little bit better and get my jumpshot better. I need to work on my jump hook, get stronger and get in shape."