Recruiting: Sherod To Visit Oklahoma State

Just as we had suspected, we found out Tuesday night that linebacker prospect Demarcus Sherod of Decatur (Columbia), Ga., is apparently going to lead off the cavalcade of summer unofficial visits at Oklahoma State.

There will no doubt be some standout prospects and recruits looking to impress the week and weekend starting on Thursday, June 10, that will conclude with camps over the next four-day period. This upcoming weekend will see some in-state and Arkansas prospects as Stillwater High School's Pioneer Stadium and the Cowboys' Boone Pickens Stadium will host a regional 7-on-7 competition.

We spoke by telephone Tuesday night with Sherod and the 6-2, 225-pound linebacker confirmed that he is flying to Oklahoma on Wednesday with his high school recruiting coach (Ward) from Columbia High School.

The Eagles have a pretty talented squad and last season Sherod impressed with 110 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, four sacks, and six fumbles caused. He earned All-County and All-Metro honors.

Oklahoma State has offered Sherod and he has said his top three schools are Auburn, where he has already made an unofficial visit, Louisville, and the Cowboys.

"Yes, I'm excited about flying tomorrow with my coach," said Sherod. "I told Oklahoma State and Coach (Glenn) Spencer that I was really interested and he said, 'can you come out and visit?'

"I'd never really taken a trip like that out of Georgia and I decided yes, I actually want to come and see the school. I'm planning on staying for a couple of days."

Sherod has said he is not ready to make a decision yet and other schools are jumping in as his popularity is getting stronger all the time.

"My coach has set up a trip and I'll be driving to South Carolina sometime when I get back. A week from now I think," said Sherod.

Besides his favorite trio of schools in Auburn, Oklahoma State, and Louisville and then South Carolina, he also has offers from Kentucky, Marshall, Tennessee, UAB, Middle Tennessee, and Western Kentucky. He is hearing from new schools virtually every day.

Sherod promised to call us back and let us know what he thought of his visit after he leaves Stillwater and Oklahoma State later this week.

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