Bearcats Land Abdul Herrera

The Cincinnati Bearcats valued No. 74 Abdul Herrera and landed him. Bob Huggins was in Miami on Tuesday and he left with a commitment.

Just a few days ago, Abdul Herrera said his recruitment was "hectic" and sounded like he had no idea where he wanted to go. Then he took a weekend visit to Cincinnati which was followed up by a stop in Miami from Bob Huggins and it was done.

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."


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