"It's really a blessing," he said of the Illini offer. "It's 30-minutes down the road, if I forget something, I can come back and get it. Coach Colby, he's a Danville native and played at Danville, so it's a real good connection."
A high school quarterback, Sherfield projects to the secondary in college, saying, "I'm really guessing as a corner or probably as a safety, but I can't tell between the two right now. Vandy says safety. I'm really talking to Purdue, they want me to play safety, so I really don't know right now."
Those are two of schools he plans to camp at this summer.
As for a commitment, Sherfield says it will likely be a little while before that happens.
"I'll decide probably after the football season," he said, adding that he would like to take his official visits.