Herbig de-commits from Stanford

Saint Louis School senior offensive lineman and Kalaheo native Nate Herbig has decommitted from Stanford University and has re-opened his recruiting.

Herbig verbally committed to the Pac-12 school in June. He announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday.

“Going through it, I thought Stanford wasn’t the school for me,” Herbig said in a phone interview Saturday. “I stuck with them this long. I talked with my family and prayed. I just felt like Stanford wasn’t the right choice.”

Herbig said he has an official visit to the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday. He also plans on visiting Oklahoma sometime next month and intends to visit one more school.

Other schools he is considering are Vanderbilt, University of Washington and Arizona State.

“(I’m looking for) how many seniors they have and young guys that they have. So if I can make an immediate impact, that’s what I want to do,” Herbig said about what he’s looking for this time around. “Where they’re located — I don’t want to play in snow all the time. And just what’s best for my family.”

Herbig said he spoke with Stanford quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Tavita Pritchard, who recruited him, about his decision.

“He understood. I mean, he was a little bit upset,” he said. “It was hard to say that to him because we built this relationship for so long. At the end of the day, our relationship is still there even though I won’t be attending Stanford.”

Herbig plans to announce his new commitment on National Signing Day, which will be in the first week of February.

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