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The Commonwealth’s Top-Ranked Football Recruit Flips to Stanford


The highest ranked football recruit in the state of Kentucky has had a change of heart.  Stephen Herron Jr. announced on Twitter that he has decommitted from Michigan to attend Stanford University.

A four-star prospect from Louisville Trinity, Herron is the fifth-ranked pass rusher in the 2019 class and the No. 86 player overall according to the 247 Composite Rankings.  Recruited as a freshman by Kentucky, Herron committed to Michigan last July.  The rationale behind his decision isn’t something you typically see in a football decommitment message.

With Herron off the board, five of the state’s top ten prospects remain uncommitted.  Kentucky holds a commitment from one in the top ten, wide receiver Demontae Crumes, and is in the hunt for the other five prospects — Milton Wright, Jared Casey, Wandale Robinson, JJ Weaver and Shawnkel Knight-Goff.  Smart money has the Cats landing at least two from that group.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 responses to “The Commonwealth’s Top-Ranked Football Recruit Flips to Stanford”

  1. runningunnin.454

    Novella of the month; I think we can REALLY file this one under who cares.

    1. classof68

      Really! Why do we care a prospect has switched from Michigan to Stanford? Just more filler you have scroll thru. That would be OK if the site wasn’t so slow.

  2. Alex90

    He FrOm KenTucKy wE goTTa gEt HiM oR wE sUK

  3. jaws2

    Stunned that a football player de-committed, STUNNED I tell you!!!

  4. UKFootballYall

    Maybe his third commitment will prove to be the charm for us.

  5. Mathlete

    There are around 13,000 Division 1 college football players competing for 256 draft spots each year. If you’re in the top 2% of players you’ll (probably) get drafted. If you’re in the other 98%, hopefully you got a degree from a good school.

    Stanford cranks out more future millionaires per year than just about any other school in the country, and also has a solid football program. I can’t argue with this kid’s decision to go there instead of UK, either way he’s probably going to make a ton of money in his lifetime.

  6. ClutchCargo

    Hey, at least he didn’t decommit from UK . And I believe I will take Reid Travis for this kid right now.

  7. zoupman

    Big question to me is how was he able to transfer from his original school and play for Trinity? KHSAA anyone awake?

    1. shepdog3720

      Been doing it for years…wonder why Wandale ended up NOT going there?

  8. chris43

    Fact is if UK had a decent program that is truly on the upswing….this kid would be coming to UK. TOP 100 Player in state and we can’t lock him up. Smh

    1. shepdog3720

      He isn’t an in-state kid, per se….


    ‘With Herron off the board’. Really??? Come on Nick, everyone knows he is not off the board until there is a signed NLI turned in to a school. Playing for a traditional football power is obviously not what drives this young man. Let’s see what happens this season and give Stoops and the Big Dog time to work. I admit the odds are against us but I’m not going to have a defeatist attitude towards any of the instate guys. I hoping you can give us an update on him in November saying things are starting to change in his recruitment.

  10. blukat

    Michigan is loaded on defense with young studs. This guy saw the writing on the wall and decided to go to the soft/non-competitive Pac 12.