EXCLUSIVE: Saint Louis OL Herbig commits to Stanford

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Saint Louis Class of 2016 offensive guard Nate Herbig jokingly said if he didn’t make Stanford his college choice, his grandfather would break his legs.

As if an easy decision needed to be any easier.

As announced on the KHON2 News at 6 Thursday, Herbig ended his recruitment process by officially announcing his collegiate commitment with Sam Spangler, choosing the Pac-12 “dream program” over six other schools.

Herbig, who was recently named an MVP at the GPA Maximum Exposure Camp, made a list of seven schools that he would make his decision from — joining Stanford was Hawaii, Texas Tech, UNLV, and other Pac-12 conference programs California, Oregon State, and Washington State.

“Since I was young, academics was instilled into me by my parents,” Herbig said, “and just the amount of offensive lineman that (Stanford) sent to the NFL — five in the last four years — plus I love the coaching staff Coach (Brian) Shaw, and Coach (Mike) Bloomgren.

“They really grew on me when I was up at the camp, and I couldn’t see myself being at any other school.”

On his way to the Palo Alto, California campus with a 3.8 GPA, Herbig said he will load up on AP classes this fall by making his commitment early to help him focus on school and football.

Herbig, who attended Kauai High School for his freshman and sophomore years, moved to Oahu in the summer of 2014, enrolling at the Crusaders campus.

The highly respected recruiting publication scout.com ranks Herbig as the 4th ranked prospect in the state, 3rd amongst offensive lineman, and 5th on the West Coast.

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