Wide Receiver Likes AU Visit

Tall wide receiver prospect Jason Sherman talks about his third official visit, a trip to see the Auburn Tigers.

Jacksonville, Fla.--Wide receiver Jason Sherman gave his official visit to Auburn high marks and notes that he is hoping to receive a scholarship offer from the Tigers.

The athletic senior from First Coast High made the trip to Auburn with his friend and teammate, wide receiver Alex Rose, who is a verbal commitment to the Tigers.

"My visit went very well, very well," Sherman told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I met a lot of people and I saw a lot of fans around Auburn.

"We had a basketball game on Saturday morning so we flew into Atlanta after that was over. We are 14-3 this season, but we lost our last game. The team we played hit a buzzer-beater on us so we are kind of mad about that now."

A 6-4, 195-pounder, Sherman is a newcomer to football. He didn't play the sport until his senior year. Prior to that, he had been a basketball player only and he is starting for his third year in high school. The small forward averages 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots per outing.

"CT, Courtney Taylor, was our player host," Sherman says. "We had a good time. He showed us around and took us to a lot of places. He took us to some players' houses and showed us that there are a lot of things to do in Auburn.

"Their are a lot of special people at Auburn," Sherman adds. "We had a really good time. Courtney is a really good dude. He is just like us."

Sherman, who has a qualifying test score, is projected to be an academic qualifier with no problems. He wants to major in broadcasting and says one day he would like to be a sports broadcaster.

"I talked to people in the communications department at Auburn," he says. "They told me it takes about two years to graduate once you are in your major."

Sherman says he and Rose saw some of the other recruits who were in for visits, but didn't have a lot of interaction with those players because they were on a different schedule arriving a day after the others. The Tigers had a total of 21 players in for official visits.

Overall, the visit was a good visit," Sherman says. "I would have to give it a nine. Auburn has very nice facilities, very nice coaches and it was a very nice visit. I also ate well. There is good food in Auburn. "

Sherman played both inside and outside receiver for First Coast and is considered an excellent leaper with good speed and good hands. He notes that he wanted to play football as a junior, but his mother wouldn't let him. She relented his senior year and he was able to join his friend, Rose, on both the football and basketball teams.

Sherman has already taken official visits to the University of Illinois and the University of Cincinnati. Both of those colleges have offered. He says he also has offers from Central Florida, South Florida, Florida International and Florida Atlantic.

He is hoping to get a scholarship offer from the Tigers, too. "I should know next week some time if Auburn will have one for me," he says.


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