Several of the Florida football team’s biggest targets participated in The Opening two weeks ago and Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit may have been the top performer.
The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Sherit finished ninth during the SPARQ Challenge out of the 150 prospects in attendance.
“It was awesome,” Sherit said. “It was beautiful in Oregon and it was a great opportunity to go against the best players in the country and bond with those guys. I gave it my all in the SPARQ challenge but just came up a little short.”
Sherit noted how he bonded with a lot of participants, but he singled out three in particular.
“It seemed like I was always with the Florida commits and some of the Notre Dame commits,” Sherit said. “But the three I got close with were Nick (Washington), Ahmad (Fulwood) and Alex (Anzalone). Those guys really weren’t recruiting me much. It was just laid back, but Ahmad and Nick would drop lines like I can’t wait till we are all in Gainesville together and stuff like that.”
“I’m looking forward to getting to Friday Night Lights and hanging out with those guys some more.”
The Hillsborough prospect was planning on trimming down his list of college choices this week, but has decided to put that on hold.
The reason is because he wants to wait until he is absolutely solid on six finalists before announcing it publicly.
“I want to narrow it down to six first,” Sherit said. “It’s safe to say Florida, Notre Dame and Stanford will be in that list for me, but I need to visit some other schools first before I make that decision.”
Sherit is hoping to take three more unofficial visits before the summer ends. He then plans to take official visits in the fall before announcing a choice.
“I’m going to try and get to Florida State this week and to Miami soon. And then I will be at Florida for Friday Night Lights,” Sherit said. “I’m going to official visits to Notre Dame and Stanford for sure. I may or may not take an official to Florida. It may just be another unofficial visit for me.”
Sherit said Florida and Vanderbilt are the two schools recruiting him the hardest at this time.