2023’s Amir Herring is a Midwest monster on the gridiron | Youth1

2023’s Amir Herring is a Midwest monster on the gridiron

Amir Herring is one of the best players from the Detroit, MI area in the Class of 2023.  


The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Herring, who attends West Bloomfield, is an imposing player that works as an offensive tackle. 




Herring, a 247Sports four-star prospect, has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being a three-time Offensive Lineman of the Year in little league. 


Herring is humbled by the accolades. 


“The accolades and awards are a true blessing and I’m very humbled to have them,” Herring said. 


No matter the opponent, every game Herring is determined to give it his all. 


Herring is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Herring steps between the lines.


“My mindset at my position is to dominate the man in front of me every play,” Herring said. 


Herring has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Herring tells why he enjoys the game of football so much. 


“The thing that I love about the game is that you are a part of a team and no individual can beat a team alone,” Herring said. 


Herring shares his favorite memory of playing football.


“My favorite memory of playing football is when I scored a touchdown because the quarterback fumbled and I picked it up for a 40-yard touchdown when I was 8,” Herring said. 


Herring takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Herring makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate being a good teammate by helping some of my teammates with technique and getting the plays down as an offensive line,” Herring said. “The best advice that I have given my teammates is to play every snap like it’s your last and go 100 percent.”


Herring is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I have learned from my coaches how to be a better player and teammate,” Herring said. “I have learned that technique is everything from my coaches and how to be a great leader for my position group and my team.”


Herring patterns his mentality after this collegiate standout.  

“I look up to Penei Sewell from Oregon,” Herring said. “I think he has overall great talent at the position and I just take little pointers from his game.”

Herring lists science as his favorite subject in school. 

“I want to be a neurosurgeon,” Herring said. 


Herring explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream colleges are the schools that have reached out and extended offers and the coaches I am keeping in contact with in recruitment,” Herring said. 


Herring is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goal is to be the best offensive linemen I can be and win a state championship for West Bloomfield High School and be the best teammate I can be,” Herring said. “Off the Field I want to be the leader in my community through the game of football and get a 4.0 GPA this year.”


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