Josh Heupel and Glen Elarbee added depth to Tennessee’s offensive streak for the 2022 season on Thursday by capturing Savion Herring’s outstanding commitment at Monroe Community College.
The former Junior College guard was in town last weekend for an official visit.
“Tennessee feels so right for me. Seeing the facilities and how the coaches trust the players and how the players interact with the coaches — it has been fantastic,” the New Rochelle, NY native told Folkquest. “The players told me that what you see in the coaches is what you get. From being around them all weekend, it was a great feeling.
“They were telling me their expectations and it all made perfect sense to me.”
Herring started in the right guard this past season with Monroe, and only missed two games due to an MCL sprain. Originally part of the 2021 class, the former star committed to playing for Cincinnati before going down the JUCO Road.
With three years of eligibility remaining, the 6-foot-5 and 310-pounder will have plenty of time to learn from Elarbee in hopes of providing a role on the inside of the offensive line. Herring can play all five positions, including the center.
“He’s really good at showing the players plays. We’ve been going back and forth on plays and I get that,” Hering said of his new coach. He was throwing various things at me and was surprised how much I remembered the plays and calls. He was really all he had because he is a great teacher.”
The attacking hook also considered Missouri, Kansas, and Syracuse before choosing Big Orange.
“It’s great, really cool,” said the new volume about Heupel. “He has a great personality to him. You can feel comfortable being around him.”
Herring plans to arrive in Knoxville on Monday or Tuesday and will begin summer and practice with his new teammates. He will be eligible to play this fall and will give Tennessee another option at home.
“Roughness is probably my best quality,” Hering concluded. “I have really tough with me. My field IQ is good. I am good at reading plays and I am very versatile. I feel like a great interviewer.”