DE has 20+ offers, likes Miami a lot

Jordan Sherit has become one of the state's most heavily recruited defensive end prospects and he has a lot of interest in Miami. Read on to see what he's saying about the Canes, the recruiting process, and more.

Jordan Sherit has been busy preparing for spring football. He's putting lots of time in the weight room and on the field for 7on7 competitions.

"I'm up to 243 pounds and I've been spending a lot of time in the weight room, trying to get quicker, faster, and stronger," Sherit said. "The 7on7's are great for me because there have been some schools talking about me playing linebacker in a 3-4 so that provides great practice for that."

Sherit, who at 6-foot-3 finished last season with 110 tackles and 14 sacks at Hillsborough High in Tampa, has become one of the state's premier defensive prospects with over 20 scholarship offers.

"I don't have a top five or anything like that yet," he said. "But Notre Dame, Miami, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Auburn are the schools that have been recruiting me the hardest. We stay in contact every week."

Sherit has already been on a few college campuses for unofficial visits and would like to see a few more soon.

"I went to Notre Dame before and this spring I've been to USF, Miami, and Florida," he said. "I wanna get up to Auburn and Georgia Tech soon. I'm also going to Vanderbilt for their spring game on the 14th."

Sherit has a lot of interest in the in-state school that he says is recruiting him the most.

"I was born there, have family there and they all love the Canes," he said. "After I got offered by Miami I had family members hitting me up on Facebook and stuff that I didn't even know I had. I've always rooted for them being the local guy and how they have a great program and everything."

The standout defensive end spent some time at UM for one of their recent Junior Day events.

"I went to Junior Day and they were telling me how they want me, how they need me," he said. "I have a good relationship with the coaches and also with guys like Anthony Chickillo. I've talked to Earl Moore and Tyriq McCord being that they're going to Miami from my county. They tell you stuff like why they picked Miami and things like that."

Sherit talked about some of the things he'll be looking for when it comes time to make a decision.

"I'm looking at academics," he said. "That's number one. Its not a 4-year plan, it's a 40-year plan. A family environment is important too. That may sound cheesy but I like teams that bond like that."

Sherit is also an outstanding student inside the classroom.

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