If I've learned anything over the past several years of covering college football recruiting, it's that 17-18 year old kids sometimes have a change of heart in matters of where they will attend college and play football.
This seems to be the case of Jason Sherman (First Coast HS, Jacksonville, Fla.) after taking a visit to South Florida this weekend. The 6'4 195 lb. receiver prospect with 4.4 speed gave the Bearcats his verbal commitment just a few weeks ago and seemed set to be a Bearcat.
In an interview with Bearcat Insider published on January 16th, Sherman was asked what Bearcat fans should expect from him. "Tell them I'm coming to make an impact and be part of the change as this team works to win a Big East Championship and play in a BCS Bowl game. The coaches are building something special and fans better get excited and be ready."
But it looks like Bearcat fans will never see Sherman in a Cincinnati uniform after the talented receiver gave another verbal commitment to the Bulls during his visit this weekend.
Josh Newberg of the USF Scout.com site said his sources had informed him Sherman made the change during his visit and he was waiting on confirmation from Sherman himself before going public. Bearcat Insider also tried to reach Sherman by phone and got his voice mail.
Sherman told Newberg in a interview the following. "It was really hard to
de-commit from Cincinnati, but I felt USF was the best situation for me"
"I am very excited about my commitment to South Florida and I can't wait to get out there and compete over the summer."
Sherman would have had a great chance to play as a freshman at UC while USF is set at the receiver position.