Recruiting: Sherod Says OSU Felt Like Home

If linebacker Demarcus Sherod's visit is any indication then Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy and his staff can expect a good summer of welcoming unofficial visitors and having them leave with a very positive feeling toward the Cowboys. As usual, early June and July are periods where a number of prospects will be on the go checking out the schools that have shown them attention so far.

That is exactly what the 6-2, 225-pound linebacker from Decatur (Columbus), Ga., was doing with his high school's recruiting coach (Coach Ward) as they were in Stillwater most of Wednesday and Thursday before leaving early Friday morning.

"It was real nice," said Sherod of his visit. "It blew my mind. The trip was okay and it was my first time flying on the airplane so that was something new.

"The trip was good and all the facilities were as nice as they could be. I was able to meet a lot of the football players and they were real cool. You can tell that they all get along well with each other. Orie Lemon, the linebacker that is coming back for his fifth season, was the player that showed me around. I think Coach Ward and I both had a really good time."

Sherod has already visited Auburn, which he has listed as one of his favorites along with Oklahoma State and Louisville.

Sherod told us earlier this week that he has plans to drive and visit South Carolina. "I am waiting on a date for that," explained Sherod. "They are supposed to call Coach Ward and give him a date and they haven't done that yet."

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

Sherod said he is hoping to have a busy summer as he tries to look at schools and get closer to his decision. As for Oklahoma State, it appears to have made the grade for now after his visit to Stillwater.

"Yes sir, I can see myself there," said Sherod. "It felt like home. I mean it really felt like home there."

Sherod finished his junior season with 110 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, four sacks, and six fumbles caused. He earned all-county and all-metro honors.


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