Jajuan Cherry (Photo by Corey Bender)

CB Jajuan Cherry talks about his Penn State camp experience

Okeechobee (Fla.) High cornerback Jajuan Cherry recaps his Penn State camp experience.

Penn State is in the mix for Okeechobee (Fla.) High cornerback Jajuan Cherry.

Although Cherry does not an offer from any Big Ten schools, Penn State and Wisconsin have shown interest in the Sunshine State corner. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound prospect was in Happy Valley over the weekend, and he spoke to FightOnState about the visit, and whether or not the Nittany Lions are a serious contender in his recruitment. 

"I was at Penn State for both camps on Friday and on Sunday," he said. "Overall it was great. I got a chance to meet with coach (James) Franklin. My recruiting coach, (assistant) coach (Tim) Banks, introduced me to (assistant) coach (Terry) Smith. It was just a great experience. It felt like home."


After performing for two days at camps, could an offer be on the way?

"Coach Franklin told me Penn State is going to recruit me hard," Cherry said. "They will let me know if I will get an offer or not, but if Penn State were to offer, I plan on committing on the spot."

Cherry said the Penn State staff invited him to to return to campus in mid July.

"Before I left they invited me to come back next Lasch Bash," he said. "I want to go, but at this time, I doubt I can make it."

 However, Cherry plans to be back in Happy Valley soon, but he is yet to set a date.

The senior-to-be mentioned his other favorites and when he may have a timetable for making his decision. 

 "Georgia Tech and USF are two of my favorites," he said. "I have a few others, but everything is on hold until I know one way or another if Penn State offers me. If they offer, I am committing to them and if not, I will sit down and break it all down. Then, I'll make my decision."

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