4-star Sherit Taking His Time

There was internet chatter Tampa Hillsborough High four-star defensive end Jordan Sherit made a decision earlier this week, but it was not the case. Sherit spoke to IrishEyes.com to set things straight, and he discussed where he was in the recruiting process.

Four-star defensive end Jordan Sherit of Hillsborough High (Tampa) found out the power of the internet a few days ago when there was talk he committed to Notre Dame.

Not even close, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Sherit said, although he does have a strong interest in the Irish.

"I am not that close as I still need to see things," he said. "There are schools that I like but I don't know if I'll be able to take (unofficial) visits to them. I don't do anything that could affect a decision until I've seen these places."

Sherit is unsure when he will make a decision, but he added it won't be until after more summer visits are made and he can take his time and look at many of the schools.

One place he wants to see is Notre Dame, which is showing him strong interest.

"I'm really starting to narrow things down. I am trying to, at least," he said. "Notre Dame is still in the equation, but I haven't seen them yet. I want to get there and see them, but I don't have any plans yet."

Sherit took in the spring games at Florida and Vanderbilt, but his recruitment continues to move forward as Missouri offered this week. Because of all the changes, Sherit said "I haven't really gotten a list or anything like that yet."

However, the Irish continue to show strong interest.

Sherit said assistant Tony Alford, who is recruiting him, and defensive coordinator Bob Diaco remain in close contact.

"I talk to coach Alford and coach Diaco actually called me (last week) when he could," Sherit said. "They say I would be at outside linebacker or I can play on the (defensive end), depending on my size."

As a junior, Sherit made 110 tackles, including 14 sacks, and also forced three fumbles.

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