Wisconsin gets commitment from Saint Louis LB Nick Herbig

Saint Louis linebacker Nick Herbig will follow in the footsteps of Kapolei's Micah Kapoi and play collegiate football at Wisconsin. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The two highest-rated recruits in the class of 2020 from Hawaii have wrapped up their college recruitment before their senior season has started.

Saint Louis linebacker Nick Herbig announced on social media today that he has committed to Wisconsin after visiting the school over the weekend on an official visit.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker chose Wisconsin out of an offer sheet that included Boise State, California, Hawaii, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington and the Badgers.

Herbig’s older brother, Nate, attended Stanford and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent two months ago after the NFL Draft.

Nick Herbig, a first-team All-State linebacker as a junior, is the No. 187 overall prospect in the country this year according to 247Sports and ranked second out of Hawaii behind teammate Jordan Botelho, a fellow linebacker who committed to Notre Dame in April.

The Crusaders have five of the top six recruits in the class of 2020 from Hawaii according to 247Sports.

Former Kapolei offensive lineman Micah Kapoi just finished a five-year career with the Badgers in 2018. He played in 49 games and made 14 starts.



  1. suspense June 10, 2019 1:56 pm

    curious why he did not follow his brother to stanford.

  2. Trustno1 June 10, 2019 5:57 pm

    Suspense- I’m curious on why your curious on why he didn’t follow his brother to Stanford. Did you hear something? Anyways Congrats to the kid! Good luck this upcoming season and when you go to Wisconsin! 808vsEverybody!

  3. Dahitman June 11, 2019 9:45 am

    Wisconsin has put a bunch outside linebackers in the NFL in the last 5 years. Nuff said

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