"It felt like home" Somerset QB Kaiya Sheron commits to Kentucky

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - Somerset QB Kaiya Sheron will head just up the road as the junior announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky.

"It was a big weight lifted off mine and my family's shoulders," Sheron told Mountain Sports Tuesday.

Sheron threw for 3,218 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2019. He was top 20 in the state in passing, helping lead the Briar Jumpers to their first state title in school history on a free play due to a penalty.

"Anytime I pick up a football I think of my last game with the gold helmet," said Kaiya Sheron.

"Coach Hinshaw the quarterbacks' coach and Coach Stoops were there to watch that game they got to see first hand how calm and collected he his no matter the situation," said Somerset coach Robbie Lucas.

"He is a superstar playmaker. He is a very very competitive person," said senior Jase Bruner II.

Jase Bruner is also committed to Kentucky, making his dream come true.

"It truly is, this is an awesome experience and I’ve had the dream since I was very little," said Bruner.

Monday, Kaiya Sheron announced his commitment to Kentucky.

Kaiya Sheron, Committed to UK in 2021 Class: Every time I went there it just always felt like home. Whenever I was there I just felt welcomed and Coach Hinshaw and I have a great relationship.

Robbie Lucas Somerset Head Coach: A lot of the young Briar Jumps look up to Kaiya. He is a great role model for them.

It’s not just Kaiya, Jase Bruner will take Kroger Field this fall!

"It truly is, this is an awesome experience and I’ve had the dream since I was very little," said Bruner.

While Kentucky may not have been Sheron's dream as a child, it is now.

"I was born in Ohio so I was never bred into Kentucky."

Especially with one of his best friends headed there this fall.

"It’s awesome, me and Jase have been together since I moved here in 6th grade and he was in 7th grade," said Sheron.

"He is one of my closest friends we have the same kind of humor," said Brunner.

While UK has Joey Gatewood and Beau Allen to look forward too, Sheron is ready to continue what got him to Lexington

"I’m there to compete. I’m not going to go there just to be a backup. I’m going to compete."

Which is why so many in Somerset look up to him.

"Robbie Lucas Somerset Head Coach: A lot of the young Briar Jumps look up to Kaiya. He is a great role model for them," said Coach Lucas.



 
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