Offers rolling in for 2015 LB

Florida is an in-state program and they were the first school to offer this sophomore a scholarship. Find out who else has offered, who his childhood favorite was, and more here.

"Florida came out to my school at the end of November or early in December and they offered me then," Cecil Cherry told Scout. "I have been staying in touch with them since then and I really like them."

Cherry attended a couple of Florida in the fall and he will be back in Gainesville soon.

"I was there for the LSU and South Carolina games and I am going back for their spring game. The atmosphere is exciting, their defense played great when I was there, and I like how Florida plays."

After the Gators offered the 6-foot-1, 224 pound linebacker out of the small town of Frostproof, Fla., Arizona State, Florida State, and Massachusetts followed.

He would like to get out to see a few more places and FSU is one he'd really like to see.

"FSU is another in-state school, so I want to take a look at them and visit their campus. I have only been to Florida so far, but I am sure I will visit other schools later on. I may go to camps at some this summer."

His favorite school growing up was Texas, but that was just a childhood thing, the Longhorns are not the top school anymore.

"I really do not have a leader right now," he said. "I just don't know enough about the different schools yet. I just want to wait and see which schools offer me."

One thing he knows he likes is his jersey number. That could play a role in his decision.

"I really want to keep number three. I am going to look at that when I decide which school I want to go to. I want to wear that number in college, so if a school has that available, that will help them."

Other than the schools that have offered Cherry, he is not really hearing from anyone else at the moment. When asked who he'd like to hear from, he said, "Alabama, Oregon, Miami, LSU, and Ole Miss."

The early offers make him feel good, but it is not going to slow him down.

"I am just going to keep grinding. I have a lot of work to do and I am going to stay humble through this process. I like the offers, but they do not really mean much right now."

Cherry finished the 2012 season with 115 tackles and two interceptions.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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