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Somerset quarterback Kaiya Sheron “not just a passer”

Kaiya Sheron with Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Somerset coach Robbie Lucas was a “little surprised” when Kentucky offered a scholarship to Kaiya Sheron, his junior quarterback.

“But I am even more surprised that some of the other schools he’s been to have not offered,” said Lucas.

As a sophomore, Sheron led Somerset to the Class AA semifinals. He threw for 1,846 yards and 13 scores in 2018 and ran for another 505 yards and seven touchdowns.

“He came in as a freshman and hurt his knee,” Lucas said. “Sophomore was his first real year. We had a good running attack and didn’t throw as much as we have some years. But he has great fundamentals and a very strong arm. He’s been to every camp imaginable.”

Sheron is also 6-3 and now up to about 210 pounds — and Lucas thinks he might eventually get to 225 pounds.

The coach says the Kentucky offer won’t change Sheron or what the Somerset offense will do this season.

“There is no pressure. We are very happy for him and glad he got the offer but he’s just a small part of our team,” Lucas said. “We are not going five wide. We will throw the ball but we also have good running backs coming back and we will also run the ball a lot.

“Kaiya has a good feel for the game. We will run a lot of read option with him. That helped us last year. He’s a very smart kid and sees the field well. He’s not just a passer even though thought are listing him that way. He’s good in the run game. He actually thinks he is bigger than what he is. But he can run and throw it both and do them both very well.”

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