Sherry on CU: "The place for me."

Attending the Colorado-Georgia game didn't help convince Nick Sherry he had made the right choice committing to CU. He already knew.

"It was pretty exciting to see Colorado play at home with the packed-out stands – everyone was wearing black, so it was kind of cool – and seeing the fans rush the field," the Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.) quarterback said about Colorado's 29-27 win on Oct. 2. "It was a cool experience being around the program, seeing what it's like and seeing what I'm going to be doing for the next couple years. But when I committed there, I already knew I made a good choice. I was already convinced."

Nick Sherry chose CU over finalists Arizona and Washington, saying it narrowed down to Arizona and Colorado.

"I visited both Arizona and Colorado and realized CU was the place for me," Sherry said. "The program fit my style of offense and my style of play."

The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder said CU's pending move to the Pac 10, which will allow him to play several games in his home state, was merely a bonus.

"It definitely was an added thing," he said. "Right as I was choosing, it came out that they were moving to the Pac 10. I thought ‘Oh, wow, that's another point for CU.' It's kind of icing on the cake."

Sherry pledged to CU prior to the verbal commitment of Valor Christian blue-chipper Brock Berglund, meaning CU will have two big-time incoming freshmen at the position next season. This didn't seem to deter Sherry in the least.

"Any place you go to, any college you go to, there's going to be competition for the position," Sherry said. "It makes everyone better and I'm glad there's going to be competition there. We'll work hard and the best person wins. If it happens to be me, great. If not, I'll support whoever's there and still work hard."

Sherry said his senior season at Casa Grande has been satisfactory but not spectacular. The Gauchos are unbeaten in four games and Sherry has completed 57 of 98 passes for 815 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception.

"We're 4-0, and that's great because right now we're not doing that well," he said. "That's a good thing to know that we're beating teams without playing to our potential. We need to get smarter and more dedicated at practice, and that's been the thing this season – a lot of mental stuff."

Sherry believes Saturday's game against Ygnacio Valley "is going to be our coming out week where we master the offense and master the defense."

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