Kentucky Lands 2018 Four-Star Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro Photo | 247Sports

Tyler Herro, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Whitnall (WI) High School announced his commitment to Kentucky on Tuesday via Scout.

“I pretty much knew right way,” Herro told Scout. “I was looking at Oregon, that sounded like a good gig. Villanova had a good pitch too, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to go once I got that offer.”

Herro first committed to Wisconsin last year (Sept. 12th). He decided to step down from his commitment to Wisconsin on October 17th, ““After a lot of conversations with my family and prayer, I have decided to reopen my recruitment and explore all of my options,” said Herro in a statement released via Twitter.

“The past year, since I committed, I have grown not only as a basketball player, but as a person. My drive to become the best on all levels has been the fuel that drove this decision,” he said. “I want to thank Badger fans for their constant support over the years. I wish the University of Wisconsin nothing but the best. The state of Wisconsin has always treated me with tremendous support and I will always call Wisconsin my home. I am not asking anyone to like my decision, but to respect it. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life and thanks again for your continued support.”

According to 247Sports, Herro is ranked as the No. 36 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 4 shooting guard in the class. Kentucky’s recruitment of Herro picked up momentum when head coach John Calipari and assistant coach Kenny Payne went to see him workout on October 31st, they offered that Tuesday. Herro then took his official visit to Big Blue Nation on November 10th.

Arizona, Butler, Kansas, Oregon and Villanova are other schools in the mix for Herro. However, Kentucky was the only official visit Herro took after de-committing from Wisconsin.

Herro joins five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley and five-star shooting guard Keldon Johnson for Kentucky’s 2018 recruiting class. Kentucky continues to go after players such as Zion Williamson, Bol Bol, Moses Brown, and Quentin Grimes.


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