Amir Herring talks early practices with Michigan
Michigan signee Amir Herring is taking part in this week’s Under Armor All-America Game practices in preparation for Tuesday’s game, but he has already been with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor prior to departing for Orlando.
“I enrolled in school, did my physical and everything so I’ve been practicing with the team before they went to Arizona,” Herring said. “We had eight early enrollee guys that practiced. The other seven are down in Arizona with the team and I decided to take part in this because it’s a big honor for me to put on for the state of Michigan and also for the University of Michigan “
Herring says he has been practicing at guard, but as spring draws closer, the plan is for him to also rep at center.
“It was really good overall just seeing the level of competition, going against some of the best guys in the country, going against the best defense in the country so overall it was just a really good experience for me and I can’t wait to getting more developed from Coach Moore and being more developed from the rest of the staff,” he said.
Herring believes he has held his own. He also said his expectations of what it would be like to work with offensive line coach Sharon Moore have been more than met.
“It went really well. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from Coach Moore,” Herring said. “I think he’s the premier offensive line coach in the country. I feel like I’ve performed very well in practice. I’ve had good feedback from Coach Moore and Coach Harbaugh. They said I’ve been performing well in practice and are very impressed with what I’ve been doing in practice and I can’t wait to keep developing off of that and stacking good days on top of good days.”
Herring had informed the Wolverines during his recruitment that the plan would be to enroll and then participate in this All-America Game. He says it was not a difficult decision to miss the practices in Arizona since this was always the plan.
Of course, at that time, he did not know a College Football Playoff appearance was a certainty.
“It’s just a great time for Michigan football,” Herring stated. “It’s the best time in Michigan football of recent times. Seeing the guys go back to back in Big Ten Championships and back to back playoff appearances, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and the team and couldn’t be more happy to be committed to such a great university on and off the field.”
Herring is majoring in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
Practice for the Under Armor All-America Game begins on Friday evening. 247Sports will have full coverage.