With Pitt’s 2022 Blue-Gold Spring Game now in the rearview mirror, Pitt’s full focus over the next few months will turn to the recruiting side of the equation. And a big recruit is starting that off with a bang.
Amir Herring, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound four-star offensive guard from West Bloomfield High School in Michigan, narrowed down an offer sheet with more than 20 schools to a Top 8 featuring Pitt, Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan, Boston College, Cincinnati, Missouri and Penn State.
— Ámir Hèrrìng✌🏾 (@amirherring55) April 11, 2022
Herring picked up his offer from Pitt last June from Archie Collins, and he made his way to Pittsburgh for an unofficial visit on March 29. The Pitt coaching staff will need to bring Herring back to campus this summer for a camp or official visit, but a strong relationship is already brewing.
Herring has also made visits to Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Indiana and Ohio State — dating back to the 2019 season.
Before Herring heads back to West Bloomfield, coming off a 10-3 season in which he led the way up front for a strong offense, he’ll likely be committing or, at least, narrowing his choices down to exactly where he’s serious about playing at the next level.
247Sports rates Herring as the 211th-ranked recruit in the class of 2023, slotting him as the ninth-ranked interior offensive lineman and the fourth-ranked recruit from Michigan. Rivals has him as the 13th-ranked offensive guard and the seventh-ranked recruit from Michigan while giving him a 5.8 Rivals Rating.
Both 247Sports and Rivals currently have Herring leaning toward Michigan, but a lot could happen over the summer.
Pitt has landed in the finalist tier for a couple of 2023 recruits over the last few weeks, including: three-star tight end Vance Bolyard (Greensboro, North Carolina), three-star defensive end Kamari Burns (Columbus, Ohio), three-star athlete Braedyn Moore (Hamilton, Ohio), three-star cornerback Jermaine Mathews (Cincinnati, Ohio) and four-star defensive end Jameial Lyons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Three-star wide receiver Zion Fowler (Jersey City, New Jersey) remains the first and only of Pitt’s 2023 recruiting class, but that’s going to be changing in the months to come.