"I went to Junior Day at Mississippi State," said Medina, who plays a variety of positions for the Class 5A Tigers. "It was pretty nice. I went with (teammate) Juvon Gales, and they showed us all around the facilities.
"Mississippi State has a lot of interest in me. Spring practice starts on Monday (today) and Coach (Greg) Knox should be here. I like MSU a lot. Their coaches feel that they are really 'in it to win it.'"
Medina made the drive northwest to Lafayette on two occasions to check out the Ragin' Cajuns.
"I went to UL's Junior Day," he said. "They have an up-and-coming program that won a bowl game. They're bringing in recruits who are top-notch.
"I talk to Coach (Tim) Rebowe at UL. He likes my size (6-0, 200-to-210 lbs. range) and will evaluate me during the spring."
Medina has spent his career at Hahnville on the defensive side of the football as a hybrid LB/S. He has above-average speed and seems most likely suited to safety in college.
As a senior, though, Medina will see action on both sides of the ball for Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin.
The team's expected No. 1 RB, Earnest Thompson, left the team and Medina will help pick up the slack.
"The coaches have four or five plays for me at running back," said Medina. "I should get a couple of touches. Mostly I'll be at linebacker with some snaps at safety."
Mississippi State and UL are Medina's current frontrunners.
"Everything is close with them," he said of the Bulldogs and Cajuns. "They're both top-notch schools. Mississippi State is my leader, along with UL."
Hahnville was ousted in the first round of the '11 5A bracket by West Monroe, which subsequently won the state title. The Tigers were 5-5 overall.