Player Spotlight: Herman Ming

In the Kansas City area, Herman Ming was an offensive weapon his junior year at quarterback for F.L. Schlagle High School leading the school to a 6-4 record. This upcoming school year Ming transfers to J.C. Harmon. He is being looked at by various colleges for his athletic ability and could play a variety of positions at his new school.

"It was a transfer for academic reasons," said Herman Ming. "I'm excited about the new situation and the chance to play for Coach Calvin Davenport."

Ming, 6-1, 190 with 4.6 speed in the 40 could see the field at outside linebacker, defensive back, quarterback, or wide receiver. Although no offers are on the table at the present, he'll be watched closely this coming season.

"I went to camp at Kansas this summer," Ming said. "They kind of liked me on defense. The camp at Kansas State went well. I think I did my best. I liked how the coaches took the time to explain things to me. I'm also being looked at by Missouri."

Ming was named All-League last year as Schlagle would fall to eventual state runner-up, Gardner-Edgerton, in the 5A playoffs.

"I think that I had a really good season," said Ming, "but I'm going to try and do better this year. What helps my game is my ability to be physical, my understanding of the game, and my work ethic."

Ming awaits patiently for his first offer and is currently in the process of getting in shape for Harmon's first game on September 3rd with Washington. One Big 12 school seems to be showing Ming a lot of attention and he's excited to learn more.

"I'm definitely interested in Kansas State," said Ming. "They seem like a good fit for me. They've been recruiting me. I've been talking with Coach Chris Cosh (Wildcat defensive coordinator) and Coach Joe Gordon. They really haven't talked about a specific position with me and are thinking I could come in as an athlete and go from there."

With an impressive season at Harmon, Ming could see his stock soar as a senior. One game he's sure to circle is the September 24th game with his former team Schlagle. However, Mings says the most important thing to him is to play.

"I love to play," he said. "I want to go to a college where I have the opportunity to play. The most important things to me are academics, I'd like to study Advertising or International Business. Next would be playing time. I'd like to see the field early. Then I want to have a good relationship with the coaching staff."

Ming is also a highly skilled pitcher in baseball. He could have some dynamic duels with area rival Bubba Starling of Gardner-Edgerton both on the football field and the baseball diamond. Last season he wore No. 1 for Schlagle and hopes to keep his jersey number at Harmon.

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