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Kansas Football Lands Michigan Transfer Amir Herring



LAWRENCE, Kan. ( – Kansas football has landed its first transfer of the offseason. On Thursday, Michigan transfer Amir Herring announced his commitment to KU. He picks the Jayhawks over other Power 4 offers and interest. He will have four seasons of playing eligibility remaining starting this fall.

Herring spent the 2023 season with Michigan, where he redshirted. He played in one game, which came against Indiana in October. He was an early enrollee in the winter of 2023 and he spent the spring with the Michigan program before he entered the transfer portal on April 25.

Coming out of high school, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman was a four-star recruit. He picked Michigan over offers from ArkansasMichigan StateMissouriOle Miss and Penn State to name a few. The KU staff extended an offer to Herring when he was in high school.

The addition of Herring also adds to KU’s Detroit pipeline. Chris Simpson helped lead the charge for KU to get Herring this time around. Herring is also related to KU quarterback Isaiah Marshall.

Coming out of high school, 247Sports Allen Trieu projected Herring as someone who could develop into a Power 4 starter. He provided the following scouting report on the offensive lineman.

“Four year high school starter who has played good competition and in big games. Smart and very technically sound with excellent all around intangibles. Has violent hands and stops defenders with his punch. Plays with good balance and keeps his feet underneath him — also strong in the lower body. High school tackle who will move inside to center or guard at the next level. Needs to continue to improve overall agility and lateral quickness. Will also have to adjust to a new position but has a little bit of center experience and is a smart, hard working player who is likely to be able to make the transition.”