Future Tiger Brings a Physical Style

Auburn signed linebacker Adam Herring on Wednesday.

Springdale, Ark.--Shiloh Christian Coach Josh Floyd says the Auburn Tigers are getting a smart and physical linebacker in their 2007 signee class.

Adam Herring, a 6-1 1/2, 218-pound All-State performer, helped lead his team to a state championship and an undefeated season in his first year at Shiloh Christian.

"He's got that linebacker instinct, first of all," Floyd tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He sees it and he studies the game and he's very, very physical. He's a punishing tackler."

Herring, the son of former FSU star linebacker Reggie Herring, is located in northwest Arkansas because his dad is defensive coordinator of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Reggie is a former Auburn assistant coach and Adam was born at East Alabama Medical Center while his dad was coaching for the Tigers.

"You can definitely tell he's a coach's kid because he's a guy who really understands the game of football and wants to understand it," Floyd says. "He did a lot of the little things correctly and he's a guy that doesn't weigh steps when he plays linebacker.

" He gets to the ball carrier as soon as he can," Floyd adds. "I think he's got a great future ahead of him."

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