Mark Stoops and Darin Hinshaw secured the commitment from 2021 QB Kaiya Sheron on Monday. The Somerset Briar Jumper’s pledge ensures that a strong quarterback room remains stout for the future. It also gives the Cats an in-state recruiter for a pivotal year in the Commonwealth’s recruiting landscape.
In addition to actively securing future teammates, Sheron’s status as a prospect would rise if game film was actually a determining factor. In other words, don’t be misled by the 3-star ranking. The kid’s a gamer; an alpha-competitor and a leader.
Sheron is Kentucky’s fourth commitment in the class of 2021, joining the likes of William Mason (Ohio) offensive tackle Paul Rodriguez, Stow (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit offensive lineman David Wohlabaugh, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman linebacker Devon Williams.
The state of Kentucky has several big-time, uncommitted players in the Class of 2021 starting with fellow Somerset area prospect Tristan Cox. Frederick Douglass’s Jager Burton and Dekel Crowdus are top priorities to keep in Lexington. North Hardin’s Lavell Wright and Jordan Lovett are elite players from Andre Woodson’s alma mater near Fort Knox. Bowling Green’s Jordan Dingle and South Warren’s Jantzen Dunn are both national level prospects. Much like 2020; 2021 in-state recruiting is going to be a battleground for college football coaches.
I was on the call in the booth for the Somerset-Mayfield state championship game which means that I studied Sheron. I was impressed with his leadership, poise, and production. He carries himself like a winner. The junior led the Jumpers on a last minute drive that resulted in a touchdown and the school’s first title. There was no question that Sheron was in full control for that drive. He showed next level composure on Kentucky high school football’s biggest stage.
Sheron’s junior season numbers are impressive. He passed for 3,218 yards while rushing for 960 and a combined 36 touchdowns. At 6’4,” 200 pounds, he possesses a preferred frame for a college signal caller. His arm strength is college ready. He can make all the throws in the passing tree. Sheron’s junior season statistics were notable. However, I’d argue that his best football is ahead of him. Coach Robbie Lucas has been great for his development. In what promises to be a heated in-state recruiting year, Mark Stoops struck first in the Commonwealth.