Caden Sterns

WHAT STERNS' COMMIT FLIP FROM LSU TO UT MEANS

First, it was Oklahoma QB commit Cameron Rising flipping to Texas. On Sunday, it was Scout's No. 52 overall prospect for 2018 - 4-star safety Caden Sterns - announcing he was de-committing from LSU, because the Cibolo Steele product wants to stay home and become a Longhorn. Here's what it means for Texas ...

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When Caden Sterns of Cibolo Steele committed to LSU back in November, there was a mild panic among Texas fans, because Sterns is a Scout Top 100 player (No. 52) and the No. 2 safety in the state of Texas - behind B.J. Foster of Angleton (Scout's No. 19 prospect in the 2018 class).

 

http://www.scout.com/player/199162-caden-sterns

 

Now, with Sterns' decision to de-commit from LSU Sunday night and commit to Texas - after an unofficial visit to UT this weekend - it appears Texas has a chance to land to both Sterns and Foster in what would be a blockbuster safety haul for 2018.

 

But first things first, here's the breakdown on Sterns:

  

At 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, Sterns' highlight reel is full of ball-hawk safety plays that showcase incredible ball skills and ability to turn any INT into a pick-six. Sterns has seven INTs the past two seasons at Cibolo Steele, including four as a junior with 175 INT return yards, an average of nearly 44 yards per INT return.

 

But Caden is the younger brother of Jordan Sterns, a talented, hard-hitting former Oklahoma State safety. And Caden isn't afraid to put his face on a ball carrier or receiver coming across the middle to deliver a big hit. He'll easily grow to 200 pounds, providing even more wallop on those hits. 

 

BOTTOM LINE: There is a lot of reason to be excited about the safety position in the Longhorns' 2018 class thanks to   Stern's flip from LSU to UT Sunday night. But don't think for a second that Texas is done yet at the safety position.

 


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