GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Four-star defensive end prospect Jordan Sherit from Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough visited Florida with his mother and stepfather on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound athlete said he was blown away by his experience.
"It was great, it really was," Sherit said. "I've been to Florida before but this was like the pinnacle. I saw everything from the O'Dome to alligators. I got to share this opportunity with my parents and show them what it's all about. I think their opinion is better than what it was before."
Florida offered Sherit in early April. This was the first time his parents had been to Gainesville with their son holding an offer from a school that was one of his childhood favorites.
"My dad had been there before, but that was before I had an offer," Sherit said. "So to go from not being really recruited to being a priority, for him to see that is really awesome. Coach [Will] Muschamp and coach [Derek] Lewis showed me around and we were talkin' ball. It was great."
Though Sherit, who is also interested in Notre Dame, Stanford, Oklahoma and Miami, declined to officially name a leader, it is apparent the Gators have vaulted near the top.
"I was already pretty high on Florida," he said, "but now they are even higher. It was just cool being just me and my family. It wasn't like a junior day or like the Alabama game with a hundred plus recruits. It was cool and I got an opportunity to see all of Florida. Overall it was a top visit."
Sherit admitted he thought about committing to the Gators, but also added he thinks about it at every school he attends.
"Every time I go somewhere I always think about committing," Sherit said. "I kind of zone out a little bit and try to picture myself there and see if that is the place for me. I mean I was trying to find a fault with Florida, and I was having trouble doing it. It's a great place. I'll be really excited to go back to another game and let my dad see and then continue my relationship with Coach Muschamp, Coach Young and Coach Lewis."
Sherit has no other visits planned for the spring and said he would like to take some other visits before making a final decision.
"If I'm a 110-percent sure then I will make a decision," Sherit said. "Most likely I want to take some time and see some of these other schools that are out there for me. I feel like when I make my decision I want it to be only one best decision for me. For me to do that I need to see some of these other schools I am interested in."