RB Marcus Sherels Will Walk-on at Minnesota

Marcus Sherels, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound running back from Rochester (MN) John Marshall, will walk on at Minnesota this upcoming season, according to John Marshall head coach Jack Drews. He is the younger brother of Gophers linebacker Mike Sherels, who has emerged as a starter after being a former walk-on. Sherels ended his senior season and GoldenSports.Net caught up with Sherels after the game to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Marcus Sherels rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior and rushed for 100 or more yards in seven of nine games for the Rockets. They finished their 5-4 with a 32-8 loss to Farmington in the first round of the Section 1, Class 5A playoffs.

Sherels was held to just 36 yards on 16 carries by a rugged and aggressive Farmington defense. However, the Rockets were able to utilize him as a wide receiver as he caught nine passes for 100 yards. He scored the Rockets' lone touchdown on a 1-yard run and caught a pass for a two-point conversion.

Sherels was named honorable mention Associated Press All-State as a junior as he led the Rockets to a section title and 9-2 mark.

Sherels scored eleven points in the Rockets' 57-46 loss to Owatonna Friday. Sherels has taken more of a scoring load with the recent loss of Tyler Cain, who is sidelined for the rest of the season with a broken wrist suffered last week against Burnsville.

John Marshall head coach Jack Drews said that Sherels turned down offers from Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota to walk-on at Minnesota and had interest from most of the North Central Conference teams.

"He wants to go big-time and play with his brother."

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