Future UofL offensive linemen start season

Three-star prospects Sid Anvoots and DeAndre Herron plan to visit Louisville Oct. 1 to watch the Cardinals against Marshall. The future Louisville offensive linemen have kicked off their senior seasons and InsideTheVille.com has an update on both prospects.

Anvoots Starts Strong

Louisville offensive line commit Sid Anvoots started his senior season with a big win over No. 9-ranked Indianapolis (IN) Brebeuf Jesuit Saturday in the Peyback Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Anvoots, a three-star prospect, ‘pancaked' future Kentucky defensive lineman Jon Toth, paving the way for Bishop Chatard running back Ryan Kleinschmidt, who ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns.

"It went pretty good," Anvoots said. "We won 31-7. I had a good game, but I needed more push off the ball. It wasn't bad, could have gone a lot better. It was a good experience starting our season off in the dome."

Anvoots, who anchors the offensive line for Indiana's top-ranked team in Class 3-A, said he develop into a more balanced lineman during the offseason.

"I definitely [improved] pass blocking," Anvoots said. "That was the big thing I really worked on this summer. We went against a lot of our starters on defense and that's how we got some serious work in."

Anvoots, the first player to commit to Louisville this year, plans to make an unofficial visit for Louisville's October 1 game at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium against Marshall. Anvoots has been talking to fellow Louisville o-line commits DeAndre Herron and Joe Manley about visiting that weekend.

"I think that's just going to be an unofficial visit to come and watch the game," Anvoots said. "(DeAndre and I) were talking to Joe Manley and planning to go to Louisville. We're trying to coordinate it so we can visit together."

Anvoots said he talks once a week with Louisville assistant Vance Bedford and maintains regular contact with the Cards top defensive coach on Facebook.

Herron Returns to Action

Louisville offensive line commit DeAndre Herron is eager to play this Friday after sitting out Avon's 27-17 season-opening loss to Hamilton Southeastern last weekend.

"I had a suspension that I had to go through back in May," Herron said. "It turned out not to be my fault but I still had to serve a one-game suspension. I'll be playing this Friday. I can't wait to get on the field because it was hard watching my team struggle."

Like Anvoots, Herron focused on improving his pass blocking during the off-season.

"Over the summer I really worked on my pass blocking. Not that it's terrible, but I want to be a better pass blocker," said Herron. "I love run blocking. I prefer that over everything and I've pretty much mastered that. I'm working on getting my feet better and hand placement. I worked on my agility and foot movement. I used medicine ball to keep my hands in tight. I want to be the best player I can be and play my freshman year."

A three-star recruit, Herron maintains regular contact with the Louisville coaching staff.

"I talk to them [regularly]," Herron said. "They tell me to study my books, which I'm doing. They just want to hear that I'm making good progress every time I talk to them."

Herron said he plans to make an unofficial visit to Louisville October 1 to watch the Cards play Marshall. He also plans to take a few official visits this fall, though he added that he remains firmly committed to Charlie Strong's Cardinals.

"I plan to visit some other schools just to get out of town for the weekend, it's nothing serious." Herron said. "But I'm firmly committed to Louisville."

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