In the meantime, Sherrod has been busy touring the colleges he is interested in.
Sherrod took in the Florida Senior Camp
"It was a great experience, overall. It helped me improve
my game. I got familiar with their coaches. But basically, it helped my game out
a lot going against so many great linemen."
Derek left Florida on
Monday and headed back to Mississippi on Tuesday and took in an unofficial visit
to Ole Miss.
"It was a real cool visit. My and my dad went up there
so my dad could familiarize himself with their school. Coach Orgeron gave us a
tour of their facilities. It was pretty cool. They have big time facilities at
Ole Miss. He did not know they had facilities like they have. My dad was real
What else did Derek and his father learn about Ole Miss
that maybe they did not know from before?
"I learned about their intentions
and how they care about their recruits and how they feel about me. It is just
a part of the game."
What were Derek's fathers impressions of Ole
"He was highly impressed with their presentation with their
current players. My dad was also impressed with how many good players they are
recruiting and bringing in. Their facilities really stood out too."
this trip help Ole Miss' cause?
"I would have to say it did because
I got to have a heart to heart talk with their staff, along with my dad getting
familiar with their school."
Where will Sherrod visit next?
do not think I am going to go on too many trips. But I do have one planned for
Notre Dame. I am going to go up there and talk with their coaches. I will go to
the MSU football camp, and that will probably be it for the summer."
colleges are now at the top of Derek's wish list?
Ole Miss, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Louisville."
is no hidden secret that Derek's brother, Dezmond Sherrod, is a current member
of the Mississippi State football squad.
Realistically, does this make
MSU the team to beat for Sherrod's services?
"Not really. Yea, it
is fair to say MSU does has a chance because my brother goes there. That is a
big factor, but I also want to go to the best school for me."
are the positives of having Derek's brother currently at MSU?
even though he will only be there for a year if I go there, he can help familiarize
me with MSU a lot faster. Anywhere else, if I did attend somewhere else, it would
take me a little longer, but I would adjust fairly well."
be the most important factors for Sherrod when it comes decision time?
always ask about what they do to help you graduate and how they help their players
get their grades. That is probably the main factor."
Derek is an excellent
student as he carries a 3.65 GPA / 20 ACT.
Derek Sherrod visits Florida and Ole Miss
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