Terrence Sherrer Still Committed to Minnesota

Terrence Sherrer, a 5-10, 190-pound running back from Cincinnati (OH) Colerain who verballed to Minnesota after visiting the campus in September, told GoldenSports.Net that he is still committed to Minnesota. He had announced his decision to attend Minnesota after watching the Gopher contest versus Florida Atlantic.

Terrence Sherrer led the defending Ohio Division I champions to a 10-2 mark. They lost in the Ohio Division I regional semifinals to #1 seed St. Xavier 12-9 in overtime. Colerain had lost to St. Xavier 7-0 in the season opener. St. Xavier (12-0) faces Hillard Davidson (12-0) in the state semifinals today.

Colerain was a dominant team as they outscored their opposition 502-106 in their 10 wins. They featured a balanced offense with five rushers going for more than 400 yards on the ground.

Quarterback Gary Pride rushed for 1,010 yards and 14 touchdowns in the 10 regular-season contests. Trammell Williams had 893 yards and 15 scores and Sherrer had 440 yards with five touchdowns. Dwayne Curry had 390 yards and seven touchdowns and Kyle Lumpkin had 426 with nine scores.

Sherrer had 75 rushing attempts for 5.9 yards per carry in the regular season. He was named first team All-Greater Miami Conference.

However, Sherrer had just six carries for 32 yards in their 24-7 win over Glen Este to win their Ohio Division I regional quarterfinals and he had just one carry for seven yards in the playoff loss to St. Xavier.

Sherrer told GoldenSports.Net that he is not playing any winter sports.

"I'm taking off this winter to spend time with my family. I have not had a lot of time to spend with them."

Sherrer said that he is still loyal to Minnesota, depsite rumors that he might take another visit.

"I'm still committed. I thought about it (taking another visit), I'm not for sure. Coach (Carey) Bailey is coming tomorrow."

Sherrer earned All-City honors as he carried 88 times for 935 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. However, he failed to reach the 500-yard mark as a senior, due to an abundance of talent in the Colerain backfield.

"It's not disappointing. To be honest, our offense was great. We had three talented running backs. I did not get my share. I'm not picky. I care about winning. I feel disappointed because I did not get what I deserved, but there was nothing I could do."

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