Tennessee Lands Commitment from JUCO Offensive Lineman Savion Herring

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    After a successful visit to Knoxville earlier this week, junior college offensive lineman Savion Herring has officially made his commitment to Tennessee.

    The 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman made the announcement official on Twitter on Thursday.

    “I want to thank God first and foremost and every coach that gave me an opportunity to play at their university,” Herring said in his Twitter post. “This process wasn’t easy but I made the best choice for me. I want to thank my IRVINGTON family for being in my corner even after me moving on to juco, they showed what the word family really means. To my parents I love you and appreciate the unconditional love and support you have for me. With that being said l am committed to the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE.”

    Herring began his career at Iowa Central Community College in 2019 but did not stay long at all before transferring to Monroe Junior College in New York. Despite not playing in the 2020 COVID season, Herring did wind up playing in five games for Monroe in 2021 according to the Mustangs’ official team site.

    After that season was in the rearview, Herring made the move to enter his name in the transfer portal, leading to a small flood of incoming scholarship offers in a short period of time. Herring received offers from Syracuse, Missouri, USF, and Iowa State to name a few, and even took visits to Kansas and Akron. However, in the end, Herring decided that Tennessee was the place where he wanted to continue his collegiate career.

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    Herring, a native of Kearny, New Jersey, played for Irvington High School before he moved to the collegiate level.

    According to a report from GoVols247’s Ryan Callahan on Thursday, Herring is expected to enroll at Tennessee in time for summer workouts this year.

    With the talent and depth that Tennessee already has on the roster, it will be interesting to see what position on the line Herring falls into. Herring’s size and experience do give Tennessee flexibility in terms of playing him at guard or tackle, but that is all still to be determined during workouts this summer and practices this fall.

    While still in high school, Savion Herring was originally a Cincinnati commit but was forced into a different direction before his collegiate career began.

    With the late announcement from Herring on Thursday, the Vols now add yet another talented piece to their 2022 class. The bulk of the Vols’ 2022 recruiting class took the early enrollee route last winter, with the rest of the class moving in officially last weekend.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.