Saint Louis’ Herbig chooses Stanford over Cal

Saint Louis' Nate Herbig gave an oral commitment to Stanford on Thursday. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis’ Nate Herbig gave an oral commitment to Stanford on Thursday. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Stanford is the school for Saint Louis offensive lineman Nate Herbig.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder orally committed to the Cardinal on Thursday. He tweeted the news: “After thinking and praying, I am excited to announce I will be signing with Stanford University #Nerdnation #OlineU.”

He plans to sign his national letter of intent on signing day Wednesday.

“It is just the best fit for me and also the education and connections I will get at Stanford go way beyond football,” Herbig said. “And when you say you go to Stanford, it was a certain buzz to it. Like people raise their eyebrows. It is just different and I am blessed to have the opportunity to go to Stanford.”

The Cardinal finished the 2015 season at 12-2 and ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press Top 25. They beat Iowa 45-16 in the Rose Bowl.

Herbig had 11 offers total and was down to Cal and Stanford on Monday. He was a Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state first-team pick last fall for the Division I state runner-up Crusaders.

The nine other offers were from Arizona State, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington and Washington State.

In June, Herbig originally made an oral commitment to Stanford, but he recently opened up his options and was seriously considering Cal before Thursday’s decision.


  1. amela January 30, 2016 5:14 pm

    Why? Stay home. Nah good luck to you make us proud.

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