Stephen Herron, Ex-Wolverine

Stephen Herron, Ex-Wolverine

July 23, 2018

Stephen Herron, Jr.

Louisville (KY) Trinity defensive end Stephen Herron, Jr. flipped his commitment from Michigan to Stanford on Monday.

Herron committed to Michigan a little less than a year ago, in July of 2017 (LINK). There have been rumors of him decommitting in favor of Stanford for months, and those rumors come to fruition more often than not. He insisted to reports over that time that he was solid to Michigan, but if you’ve been following recruiting for a while, you know commitments are only as good as the National Letters of Intent they’re signed on.

Michigan now has 18 commitments remaining in the 2019 class, including three defensive ends: Chris Hinton, Gabe Newburg, and David Ojabo. Newburg is a weakside end like Herron, but Hinton and Ojabo are more like strongside ends or defensive tackles.

Herron is a 4-star, the #5 weakside end, and #86 overall in the 247 Composite.


  1. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Jul 23, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    This is why recruiting isn’t worth following too closely
    They’re kids — “commitment” doesn’t mean much

    • Comments: 1364
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Jul 23, 2018 at 6:47 PM

      At the very least, I don’t get too excited about “commitments” until their signature is on a LOI. Until then, they are not “committed” in any meaningful way, and frankly, neither is the school.

  2. Comments: 263
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Painter Smurf
    Jul 23, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    It’s a loss, but DE is probably where UM can weather it. Seems like the DL prospects are banging down the door this year, thankfully. Am also of the opinion that Herron is a legit 4-star, but not a top 100 talent at this point at least.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jul 23, 2018 at 10:47 PM

      Agreed. I was a little surprised when I looked him up on 247 for this piece and saw that he was still in the top 100. Based on what I had heard about his camp performances (and, quite frankly, his junior season), I thought he would drop a little bit.

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