Hollywood Christian School offensive lineman Dio Herrera (6-4, 315), one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida, has signed with Mississippi State. Here are a few things you won't see in his official bio."> Hollywood Christian School offensive lineman Dio Herrera (6-4, 315), one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida, has signed with Mississippi State. Here are a few things you won't see in his official bio.">

Dio Herrera: The personal side

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2004/herreradio.jpg" align="left" border="0"> Hollywood Christian School offensive lineman Dio Herrera (6-4, 315), one of the top 100 players in the state of Florida, has signed with Mississippi State. Here are a few things you won't see in his official bio.

Dio Herrera Profile:

  • High School: Hollywood Christian School
  • Position: OL
  • National Rank by Position: 104
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 315
  • 40-Yard Dash: 5.4
  • MSU Player Host: David Price
  • Visits: MSU and South Florida. Turned down Rutgers, Boston College and West Virginia.
  • Offers: MSU, South Florida, Rutgers, Boston College and West Virginia.


    Was there any one thing that sold you on Mississippi State?
    "The coaching staff."

    When do you expect to report to Mississippi State, the summer or the fall?
    "I have no clue, yet."

    Are you participating in any other sports other than football?
    "No."

    What do you think will be the biggest adjustment between high school and college football?
    "The speed of the game."

    Was there any one humorous or unusual thing that happened during your recruitment?
    "I would have to say when Colorado State told me, while in my house, that I wasn't good enough to play for them. I told them straight up that I really hope that I don't play against you one day."

    What are your hobbies?
    "I like to go fishing and shot shooting. I started doing the shot shooting about six months ago."

    Who has been the most influential person in your life? If more than one, you can mention them all.
    "I would say my mom, my sister and two brothers."

    What schools did you official visit and who were some you turned down that wanted you to visit?
    "I visited USF and Mississippi State. I turned down visits to Rutgers, West Virginia and Boston College."

    Who offered scholarships?
    "The schools that I named and a lot of D-IAA schools."

    What are your plans for signing day?
    "There are four of us (at my school) that are going D-I, so we are going to have a meeting in the media center at school."

    Has the internet been a source of information for you during your recruitment?
    "I would have to say no. I checked it a few times when friends called me after seeing something about me being ranked 23rd in the state of Florida and ranked the number 3 offensive lineman in the state, but, other than that, no."


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