The Kentucky football program has found its quarterback for the class of 2021.
This evening, 2021 three-star prospect and top-30 quarterback Kaiya Sheron has announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over early offers from Marshall and Eastern Kentucky, among significant growing interest from various Power Five programs.
“First off I want to thank God, without his blessing I would not be in this position,” Sheron said in the announcement. “I would also like to thank my parents and family for the sacrifices they have made for me. I want to thank my teammates for always having my back and helping me be the best I could be.
“Thank you to Briar Jumper Nation for your support! To all of my coaches over the years thank you so much for everything. With that being said, I am grateful to announce that I will be committing to the University of Kentucky. Go Big Blue!!”
— Kaiya Sheron (@kaiyasheron2) March 24, 2020
Sheron, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback out of Somerset, KY, is considered the No. 28 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2021 and No. 8 overall prospect in the state.
As a junior at Somerset, Sheron finished the year with a whopping 3,218 yards passing, 960 yards rushing, and 36 total touchdowns.
Sheron becomes the fourth commitment for Kentucky 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.
In the class of 2020, Mark Stoops and the UK coaching staff secured signatures from in-state prospects John Young (Christian Academy of Louisville), Beau Allen (Lexington Catholic), Octavious Oxendine (North Hardin), Vito Tisdale (Bowling Green), and Izayah Cummings (Male).
Check out the newest Wildcat’s impressive junior year highlights:
The biggest highlight of the year for the three-star quarterback? His game-winning touchdown pass to win the Class 2A state title in 2019.
— Brian Milam (@brianwkyt) March 24, 2020
Welcome home, Mr. Sheron.