Terrence Sherrer Will Sign LOI Wednesday

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 will sign his letter of intent Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. Sherrer 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 No. 1 seed and eventual state champion St. Xavier 12-9 in overtime. Colerain had lost to St. Xavier 7-0 in the season opener. St. Xavier, which finished 15-0, defeated Massillon Washington 24-17 in the state championship game.

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. Trying three sports is not good for you. It also takes away from my studies."

There had been rumors that Sherrer was going to take other visits after committing to Minnesota. However, Coach Carey Bailey visited him and calmed some of his concerns.

"I felt that I did not need to take any visits. I saw the depth chart and saw that there was playing time available. I did want to waste my time."

Sherrer could see playing time, due to uncertainity with the Gophers' running backs, especially with the torn ACL injury to freshman Jay Thomas.

"I feel bad about the injury. However, football is football. I'm just going to take advantage of the oportunity."

The Gopher will also sign Jamar Howard of Cincinnati Withrow. Sherrer said that his team did not play against Howard, but that he got to spend time recently with his future teammate.

"I got to hang out with him a week ago. He is a cool guy and fun to hang out with. We plan to make Minnesota a bigger and better program."

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.

Sherrer plans to run track again this year

"I talked to my track coach recently. I will not run as many event as I did last year, but I will definitely run the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays."

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