Jujuan Cherry looking to head out of state

At 5’9”-187 Okeechobee, Florida athlete has not seen his size holding him back from being recruited by P5 schools. Last week, Cherry received offers from two of those schools.


The offers from Penn State and Georgia Tech gives Cherry 11 offers. Most are from mid-majors but Cherry feels he can be a big contributor for a P5 school. The Tech offer came via Coach Craig Candeto. “He told me Friday that I had an offer. That really made my day.” Tech is one of the schools in Cherry’s top three along with Penn State and Wisconsin. Wisconsin is the lone school in that top three that hasn’t offered.  

Aside from being good football programs, Cherry likes that all three are good academic schools. “Georgia Tech is probably the  best known of the three as far as academics are concerned and getting a degree from Tech or one of the other two schools would mean I not only was able to contribute on the football field but also make it in a big time academic school.”

Tech is recruiting Cherry as an athlete. “Coach Candeto let me know that they have confidence in me contributing to their program.” Whether Cherry plays offense or defense would be sorted out at practice.

Cherry currently plays linebacker and defensive back on defense and he plays in the slot or in the backfield on offense. If he had a preference, Cherry would like to play the nickel on defense. “I’d play A Back or wherever they want me to pay at Georgia Tech.” Wisconsin has let Cherry know that they’ll determine his position after watching his spring practice.

Look for Cherry to visit Tech for their spring practice as well as their spring game. Cherry will also be visiting Wisconsin this spring. “I’m going to wait until this summer to visit Penn State for their summer camp.”

Don’t look for Cherry to stay in-state when he makes his college choice. “Growing up I was a huge Florida Gator fan but I want to leave the state to experience life away from home.” Cherry will also be looking for a school that can give him a meaningful degree. “I also want to play for a school that is always playing for a championship in their division, conference or on the national scene.”

A signing day decision could be a possibility for Cherry. “I will have my family with me and make a decision. That is how I want it to work out.”

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