"Besides the cold weather this has been awesome," Sherit said. "I am just so happy right now. This was a tremendous experience for me, a real blessing. The best part was getting to know the troops. My brother is in the Army. It's a great way to say thanks because we don't say thanks enough. I benefited a lot by coming out here."
It's Sherit's step brother, Bryan Burnett, who serves as a Pvt. He's currently a mechanic in Afghanistan.
"Bryan has been there a while," Sherit said. "He's coming home in about a month."
It wasn't the senior season this future Florida Gator had hoped for. In October he injured his knee and hasn't played since.
"I had two sacks against Tampa Jefferson and I injured my knee in the fourth quarter," Sherit said. "I just stepped in a divot. I heard two pops but it didn't hurt that much. But I had no mobility. It turned out to be a torn ACL and a slight sprain in my meniscus. It was kind of a freak accident."
Two weeks later Sherit had surgery. Rehab has gone very well.
"They (doctors) say I should be running by the end of January," Sherit said. "Right now I am working on getting my quad stronger. At first I was way ahead of things. I am just ready to get back."
Sherit, 6-foot-3 and 243-pounds, has been a lone time commit to Will Muschamp and the Gators. He can't wait to get to Gainesville. It's still unknown as to whether he will play this season.
"I am 100% Gator," Sherit said. "I love it. I am committed to Florida and those Florida coaches are committed to me. They had a great season. I committed over the summer and I didn't think they would win like they did. Then again, I am not surprised by the season they had. If you know those coaches and players like I do, it wouldn't surprise you either.
"As for me playing next season, that's up to how my knee feels and how everything goes. I hope I can play and will do everything I can to be ready."