Player Spotlight: RHP Collin Herdt (Francis Howell Central, 2016)



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

Collin Herdt (Francis Howell Central, 2016) is a 5-foot-11 155-pound right-handed pitcher, who was up to 85 mph at the Class of 2016 Games in St. Louis on June 9.  He earned All-Conference honors for his work this spring for the Spartans, and was among the top pitchers in the St. Louis area.  He led the Spartans to a 23-9 record, a district championship, and an appearance in the state quaterfinals last spring. 

This summer he is playing for the Mizzuno Eagles and carries a 4.2 GPA.  Here is a look at the recruiting process for Collin Herdt.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Herdt: I do take my academics seriously.  I plan on studying criminal justice while in college.  I am looking at a college currently that is no more than 3 hours away from home.  I do not want a college that is so large that it is overwhelming, but large enough to be able to be involved.

PBR: Recap your junior season for us at Francis Howell Central.  Name some players that played a key role for Francis Howell Central in 2015

Herdt: I was named Honor Mentioned Pitcher for our Conferences.  I was the winning pitcher for our GAC Conference Championship, GAC District Championship and GAC Sectional Championship game.  My overall record was 8-4.  I was ranked in Stlhighschoolsports.com in Overall Pitching Leaders in our conference accordingly: No. 2 in strikeouts, No. 2 in wins, No. 2 in strikeout average, No. 5 of games pitched, No. 2 in complete games, No. 2 innings pitched and No. 1 batters faced.    You can also check my other standings on that website in the League Pitching Leaders and overall Area Pitchers.

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season?

Herdt: I would like to make first team All-Conference and be part of the All-State Team.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Herdt: I currently play for Mizzuno Eagles and if they have a team in the fall I may play for them. I am also looking into other teams that would need a pitcher in the fall. 

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Herdt: I don't play any other sports competitively.  I do like to play soccer, basketball and table tennis.

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Herdt: My ACT is 24 (and I plan on taking it at least 2 more times to hopefully raise my score); my GPA is 4.2.

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