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Sherit talks about Opening, future visits

Although ESPN 300 defensive end Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough) didn't pick up the defensive line MVP award at The Opening, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound senior thought it was a rewarding event.

"I had lot of fun here and I went up against some really great competition," Sherit said. "Some of the guys here were pretty sore about not being in the final group but I don't take offense to it.

"I thought I played well when I was called on and everyone here is pretty much a five-star athlete."

Sherit was one of about 60 prospects at the event who remains uncommitted. And while he hasn't figured out a timetable or his plan of action yet, Sherit was given several pitches from committed prospects during the last four days.

"Oh yeah, ha ha, these guys are definitely putting in the work trying to add to their classes," Sherit said. "I heard from a lot of the Gator commits and a few guys that are heading to Notre Dame. It's cool."

Sherit, who has more than 25 offers, is thinking about making another swing around the state. His first stop could be in Tallahassee, where he hasn't visited since he was a freshman.

"I think I'm going to go up to Florida State for their camp and check out everything," Sherit said. "I probably won't compete in the camp; I just want to talk to the coaches and see how serious they are. They told me that they hadn't seen me in a while, so we'll catch up."

Sherit said he might visit UCF and Miami again as well this month. The lineman is also a likely candidate to compete at Friday Night Lights in Gainesville on July 27, but if his team has a 7-on-7 tournament that weekend, he would do that instead.

As for out-of-state programs, Sherit is still interested in places such as Notre Dame, Stanford and Vanderbilt. He isn't sure if he'll be able to take any more out-of-state visits, though.

"Well, it depends on if I can get some rides," Sherit explained. "I think some of the guys from Team Tampa are talking about going to Vanderbilt and a few other places around the Southeast, so we'll see. If not I'm just going to have to decide which five schools I will visit officially. I might take all of my officials to out-of-state schools."