Ohio State hosted its first one-day camp of the 2021 live period and the event brought a number of top underclassmen to Columbus to compete in front of the coaching staff.
One notable name in attendance was that of 2023 offensive lineman Amir Herring of West Bloomfield (MI). The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder decided to skip out on Michigan’s “Detroit Day” to come down to Ohio State and work out in front of the Buckeyes’ coaches to try and earn an offer, while also checking out the campus and facilities.
“It was great,” Herring told Buckeye Scoop after the camp. “I did well. I got an opportunity to meet the coaches and tour the facilities.”
“[I came to Ohio State over Michigan today because] I wanted to make Ohio State my first stop on the recruiting trail so that I can meet the coaches.”
This was Herring’s first time on campus and it left him a strong first impression.
“The impression I got of Ohio State exceeded my expectations,” he shared. “They have great facilities.”
Following his workout, Herring spent time with offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, and assistant offensive line coach Kennedy Cook.
“I spoke with Coach Cook, Coach Stud, and Coach Wilson,” he said. “They told me they would follow up with me this week.”
While Herring didn’t land an offer from the Scarlet and Gray just yet, there could be one coming once today’s film is evaluated, which would excite him.
“My visit today was to camp and to meet the coaches,” he explained. “Although I have not received an offer yet, [if I did] it would be a great opportunity to play at Ohio State.”
The rest of the summer will be busy for the talented rising junior, who will make multiple visits and camp stops. Herring will be at Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State this month.
As far as a decision goes, he has a general timeline and knows what he’s looking for in his future home.
“I’m thinking some time next summer to National Signing Day (in December),” Herring responded when asked. “The main factors for me will be the overall football program and the school’s medical program.”