Early recruiting heats up for Sherman

One of the top performers at the So Cal JCFootball.com combine earlier this month was Scottsdale WR Jamaine Sherman (6-2, 183). He was one of the fastest players on hand and then was outstanding in the one-on-ones. JCFootball.com caught up with the gifted wideout and he updated us on how recruiting is coming along...

Sherman prepped in Florida and signed with Arizona Western, where he played as a freshman in 2008.

"I played the 'X' and 'Z' receiver spots for them last year," Sherman told JCFootball.com. "I transferred out here to Scottsdale and this year I'm going to play the 'X' here on the backside where they can get me in one-on-one matchups against corners."

Last season, Sherman managed to post 20 receptions for 350 yards and one touchdown and while that's a solid season he believes he can be much better in 2009.

"I can do anything a team needs me to do," Sherman said. "I don't have fear going over the middle and I can make grabs in traffic and I have the speed to run by people, so I can do whatever they ask me to do."

At the So Cal JCFootball.com combine, Sherman had an outstanding day, posting a 4.32 forty time, a 39-inch vertical and 20 reps of 185 pounds on the bench.

On the recruiting front, Sherman is hearing from schools across the country and several have told him they have offers waiting for him.

"Kansas State wanted me for this fall, but I'm not going to be able to finish up in time," Sherman said. "A bunch of other schools have told me they want to offer me if I can get out in December and there is a chance I would be done by then, but it might take a little longer than that because I might not be able to get all my classes done.

"Oklahoma State has told me they want to offer if I can get out in December and Kansas State also said they will wait for me.

"Tulsa, South Florida, Arizona, Memphis, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Baylor have all been by our practices and they all said they like me a lot. I will find out more about their interest this summer and fall, but they all said they like me a lot and I could get offers from them down the road."

Sherman said he is definitely on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May of 2010 with a slight chance he could be done in December of 2009 and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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