California WR/DB Pondering Future With Huskers

It's always refreshing when you can add height to either a wide receiver corps or a group of cornerbacks, but it's even nicer when you can add a player to your roster that can do either one. We were able to catch up to a California prospect that has the ability to play either side of the ball and may very well get that chance in college.

Richard Sherman offers you a prospect that could flourish at either the wide receiver or cornerback position, both of which he's being recruited for.  He stands 6' 3" and weighs in at 180 pounds while running a 4.58 40 yard dash.  He bench presses 225 pounds, squats 315 pounds and cleans 205 pounds.

During his junior campaign, he snagged 23 passes for 415 yards and six scores. On the defensive side of the ball, he had four interceptions and one fumble recover adding 30 tackles along the way.  He was named First-Team All-League for his receiving skills.  He currently holds offers from UCLA, Nebraska, Stanford, UNLV, Mississippi State and Colorado along with having heavy interest from the likes of Arizona, Oregon and Washington.  He cites his strong points as his jumping ability (37" vertical), catching the ball and separating from defenders.

Sherman reports that while he hasn't spoken to Nebraska in a while, there's no lack of enthusiasm about them on his part.  "I wanted to get in contact but I don't have any numbers to contact," he said.  Richard took his lone unofficial visit thus far to Stanford a few months ago and said regarding his official visits, "I don't have the dates but I'm definitely taking one to Nebraska, one to Colorado and Mississippi State."

In terms of making a decision, Sherman feels he will wait until at least after the season to come to a decision and told us to expect a January commit from him to the school of his choice.  When looking at big factors for Richard at his eventual college, he has several things he will be keeping an eye on.  "They have to be a big time school, they have to have team chemistry and they have to have a good work ethic.  They also have to have good academics and be able to help me if I'm struggling," he said.  Sherman is looking to major in Business or Communications and would like to get into broadcasting after his athletic career.


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