[Premium article] Caledonia HS tight end Dezmond Sherrod (6-4, 225, 4.8) is considered one of the top tight ends in Mississippi this year. Gene's Page caught up with him a couple of days ago to see how recruiting is going."> [Premium article] Caledonia HS tight end Dezmond Sherrod (6-4, 225, 4.8) is considered one of the top tight ends in Mississippi this year. Gene's Page caught up with him a couple of days ago to see how recruiting is going.">

Caledonia HS TE Dezmond Sherrod

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/highschool/football/2003/dezmondsherrod.jpg" align="left" width="120" height="160"> [Premium article] Caledonia HS tight end Dezmond Sherrod (6-4, 225, 4.8) is considered one of the top tight ends in Mississippi this year. Gene's Page caught up with him a couple of days ago to see how recruiting is going.

I'm calling to get an update on recruiting. It won't be a long interview.
"OK."

What schools are still recruiting you?
"Mississippi State, Marshall, Ole Miss, West Virginia and Princeton - they are looking at me now. The Navy was looking at me but I decided I wasn't interested in them. My coach told me that Alabama is interested and led him to believe that they will offer me."

I've got you coming in for an official visit with Mississippi State the weekend of January 10th-12th. Is that correct?
"Yeah, this coming weekend."

Who else are you visiting and when?
"I am visiting West Virginia on the 17th, then I'm visiting Marshall on the 24th."

I thought you were also going to visit Ole Miss.
"I was supposed to go on December 13th, but I guess there was a mix up because they had me down for the 17th (of January) and I had already set up the visit with West Virginia. I won't tell West Virginia that I have changed my mind and go there, so I'm not sure just yet."

Are you still talking to Ole Miss about a visit?
"Yeah, we are trying to work it out."

What schools are you leaning to at the moment?
"Probably, my top three are Ole Miss, Marshall and West Virginia."

I know at one time you had Mississippi State high on your list. What is happened with them?
"Some factors involve the coaching changes. The coach that was recruiting me (Sparky Woods) is no longer there. Now, I don't have anyone to talk to. Coach Felker talked to me, but I haven't heard from him in a while."

That should do it, Dezmond. Thanks for the interview.
"Alright, bye, bye."


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