Penn State has been on a roll in the class of 2023, landing a couple of the biggest names in the cycle, and another top recruit has listed the Nittany Lions as one of his top contenders.
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 made a trip out to State College for the Nittany Lions’ junior day Jan. 17. Rivals lists him as having made an unofficial trip back last November —the same weekend as the Michigan game.
Herring has also made visits to Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Pitt, Purdue, Indiana and Ohio State, dating back to the 2019 season.
Before Herring heads back to West Bloomfield—which is 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 2023 class, 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.
Penn State has already landed nine recruits from the class of 2023, ranking as the fourth-best in the country and best in the Big Ten. Herring would be PSU’s third highest-ranked recruit, according to 247Sports, behind Alex Birchmeier (Ashburn, Virginia) and J’ven Williams (Reading, Pennsylvania).