William Sherman has been on Colorado's commitment list since late July but at the request of his parents, the three-star offensive lineman from Allen (Texas) High took a trip to see what the Golden Bears have to offer this past weekend.
“Cal is definitely there for academics. I want to study Business and it was great to see the Haas School of Business,” he said. “Colorado is definitely there for football so I'm just trying to find a mix and a balance between those two.”
Sherman's official visit to Colorado coincided with the Buffs' Homecoming victory over Arizona State. Junior offensive lineman Jonathan Huckins served as his player host.
“It was really fun. The crowd got into it a lot and it was a great game day atmosphere. My official [visit] to Colorado was really cool,” he said.
The Buffs' coaches complimented Sherman on his footwork and size, and said he could end up playing any of the three interior offensive line positions.
“Colorado is bringing in a lot of kids from Texas now, which is good,” he said.
Sherman told BuffStampede.com on Sunday night he is “still committed to Colorado” and is “pretty much done with the process now... I am done with official visits.”
But Sherman also told BearTerritory.net, the Cal affiliate on the Scout network, that he has not made a final decision yet. He said he plans to do that early this week to “get it out of the way, and focus on my playoffs.”
“Definitely between CU and Cal,” Sherman said. “I wanted to go to CU, but my mom and dad wanted me to check out Cal, because the academics appeal to them, and I wanted to check it out. It was a really, really good experience.”
Sherman, who measured in at 6-foot-3, 280-pounds on his official visits, only played 15 snaps on Senior Night against Wylie because of the lopsided score. Sherman helped the Eagles to a perfect 10-0 regular season record and a district championship. They will face Trinity in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night.
“Trinity is really good. We played them my sophomore year in the quarterfinals. They are going to require a lot of preparation,” Sherman said. “We have the potential to win that state title, we just have to practice hard and stay on the same page.”
Ranked as the sixth best offensive guard prospect in the Lone Star State this cycle, Sherman believes his game has really come together this year.
“My sophomore season I was a better pass blocker and last year I tried to get my run blocking improved and I think this year I have done a good job of balancing them out and doing both really well,” he said.
Clips from Sherman's senior season: