Dio Herrera, a 6-3 1/2, 305 pound offensive line prospect from Hollywood Christian School in Hollywood, Florida, earned heavy interest from several Division I-A programs with a great senior season. Herrera has received scholarship offers from Mississippi State, South Florida, Rutgers, and has been told by Virginia Tech that they will offer as well.
He’s scheduled official visits with all four programs.
“I’ve scheduled official visits to Mississippi State for this weekend, South Florida for next weekend (Jan 17), Rutgers for January 24th, and I have Virginia Tech on January 31st,” Herrera said. “I have offers from three of those schools, and Virginia Tech told me they want to offer me in person when I make my visit. I’m very excited to start taking my visits.”
Herrera lists all four schools as even right now, as he wants to evaluate his top four programs on his official visits. Virginia Tech is certainly in strong position right now, however the official visits will be most important.
“Virginia Tech is pretty high on my list…definitely,” Herrera said with a laugh. “All four of these schools are high on my list, which is why I’m visiting them. It’s a matter of seeing them in person now so I can see how I fit in at each school. Everyone tells me I’ll know as soon as I step on campus where I want to go, so my decision will be based on where I feel most comfortable.”
Herrera mentioned several positives for Virginia Tech, including location and playing in the ACC. It seems Dio would like to get out of the hot Florida weather to a more seasonal climate.
“I like where Virginia Tech is located,” Herrera said. “I don’t like the hot weather. I can’t stand the humidity down here…I want to go where it’s cold. And, I like that they play in the ACC. I really want to play against Miami. I don’t like them and I want to play against them.”
Tech is recruiting Herrera as an offensive tackle or offensive guard prospect. Most schools like him as an offensive guard on the next level, even though he played offensive tackle throughout high school. What stands out most about Herrera may be his work ethic, which is second-to-none according to Hollywood Christian Assistant Coach Lance Picard.
“Dio works harder than anyone else I’ve seen,” Picard said. “He has a great work ethic to be the best. Off the field, he’s one of the nicest kids you’ll meet. On the...
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