Over their last two recruiting classes, Pitt has been able to snag two talented offensive lineman from the state of Michigan with the signings of 3-star offensive tackles Kyle Fugedi and Terrence Enos.
The Panthers are looking to continue to pull lineman from that talent rich state as they’ve offered a top talent in the Class of 2023.
Archie Collins has extended an offer to 4-star offensive guard Amir Herring from West Bloomfield, Michigan. Herring also holds offers from programs like Arizona State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Penn State, Syracuse and Miami (OH).
Following his latest offer, Herring spoke to Pittsburgh Sports Now about Pitt, his overall recruitment and plans for the summer, which look to include Pitt.
“I’ve had many talks with Coach Collins and he’s a really good coach,” said Herring. “He just told me that it was time and that they wanted to pull the trigger with an offer for me. Pitt is a great program that produces many NFL players. I like the city of Pittsburgh, they have a grit mentality to it and that’s something I like about Pitt.”
“My overall recruitment is going well and I’m really just taking it day-by-day. My parents are really helping me out with my recruiting process. It’s been exciting so far to get these offers and this attention. With recruiting opening up on June 1, it’s been busy as I’ve already been on six different campuses. My parents are just advising me to stay humble throughout this process and to always keep grinding. They tell me that everything will work out well in the end if I keep doing the right things on and off the field.”
Herring tells PSN that he believes his technique on the field separates himself from a lot of other lineman. He also points out this toughness, energy and team mentality are other strengths of his game.
You want to see what consistency looks like? Watch West Bloomfield (Mich.) 2023 OL Amir Herring, who shined at Ferris State’s Michigan Showcase Mega-Camp. Visited Ohio State on Wednesday, but said he couldn’t miss #Michigan’s ‘Detroit Day’ and also visited Ann Arbor that day, too pic.twitter.com/S4b0PGJvlc
— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) June 4, 2021
To this point, Herring has made trips to LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Clemson and Ohio State. Herring is taking these visits seriously and is going their and evaluating many things. I asked him what are some of top things that he’s observing while meeting with these coaches and programs.
“I’m looking to see what I feel like when I’m there,” said Herring. “Does it have a good feel and does it feel like a home environment. Do I feel comfortable there? Also, the academics because the academics have to be great. They have to have the things I’m looking for in a school, like a good pre-med program. I’m still wide open in my recruitment but I’m looking for a place with a good pre-med program and someplace that also plays good football.”
Considering Pittsburgh’s national reputation in the field of medicine, that could be an area that he explores when he makes a visit to Pitt later this month.
“I’ve talked with Coach Collins about me and my cousin, Isaiah Marshall, making a trip down there together.”
Isaiah Marshall is a freshman quarterback from Southfield, Michigan that already a national recruit. He gained headlines by picking up an offer from Michigan when he was in just 7th grade. Since then, he’s received offers from Pitt, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Maryland, Ole Miss and Florida Atlantic.