At the IMG 7-on-7 National Championship, Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough High School defensive end Jordan Sherit was part of Team Tampa. They eventually went on to win the entire tournament displaying dominance and bringing home bragging rights.
Sherit, 6’3 and 245-pounds, was leaning towards the University of Miami earlier in the process. Now, after going in-and-out of contact with them, the Canes are back in it.
“They definitely picked up as of late,” Sherit said of Miami’s interest towards him. “They have actually offered me again at tight end. They are trying to reach out to me.”
Travis Johnson, a tight end from Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit and Miami commit, is Sherit’s 7-on-7 teammate and friend. He admitted that Johnson’s commitment will help Miami’s chances.
“With the addition of Travis Johnson, a great friend of mine, going there it makes you think about them again,” Sherit said. “I know they have some top senior thing in August. I was supposed to go to the camp, but I had a 7-on-7 with my team, so I am trying to go to the August thing down there.”
So, what’s he hearing from Miami lately?
“They offered me again at tight end. The defense line coach (Jethro Franklin) is telling me I can’t play tight end, I am not allowed to (he said laughing).”
He continued to describe Miami defensive line coach Jethro Franklin. “He is one of the top coaches in the country. I have developed a great relationship with him and the fact that he is recruiting Tampa defensive lineman like crazy, and because he is a great coach and knows what he is doing.”
The 2013 defensive end standout is set to release his top ten in the next few days, but gave CaneInsider.com a preview of some of the schools that will make the cut. “Florida, Miami, Stanford, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma those schools definitely.”
He named “Vanderbilt and Florida” as the two colleges recruiting him the hardest.
“Florida, Coach (Will) Muschamp and the whole staff, as far as being organized and knowing what they are doing, they are ahead of everybody else as far as junior days go. You can tell by their commitment class. It is one of the top in the nation in my opinion. It’s because they are doing the right things coaching and have a [great] staff. I expect big things from Florida whether I am there or not.”