TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough four-star defensive end Jordan Sherit didn't come to Florida State on Thursday planning to participate in the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp, but after watching the morning session he couldn't help but to get on the field for the afternoon session.
"It was good to get out and work," Sherit said. "I haven't done too many college camps. I went to Miami last summer. I didn't really expect to come in today and do it but after coming out here earlier in the day and watching it, you want to get in there."
The 6-foot-5, 234-pound defensive end is glad that he decided to work out for the Seminoles as it gave him an opportunity to work with defensive ends coach D.J. Eliot.
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"Working with Coach Eliot was awesome," Sherit said. "That definitely opened my eyes about this place. You realize how good of a coach he is."
The Sunshine State defensive end was very impressed with the recent success for the Seminoles at his position.
"The style of play that they have - the proof is in the pudding," Sherit said. "They have had arguably the number one rush defense since he got here. The numbers prove that. They just keep improving on the defensive line and they have a heck of a good defensive line group this year and they will probably have some high draft picks.
"That is connected to the coaching they have here," Sherit added. "Coach Eliot says that all the guys, during the summer they are on their own doing the same stuff he is coaching them on. That is why they play to such a high level."
Sherit entered the visit with nearly three dozen offers, but lacked one from the Seminoles. That changed on Thursday evening when he was told he had an offer by head coach Jimbo Fisher.
"Coach Fisher told me that he hopes they are in the mix," Sherit said.
The Rivals100 prospect entered the visit with a top ten of Clemson, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Florida, Stanford and Vanderbilt. The Seminoles now find themselves firmly in the mix.
"The offer means a lot to me," Sherit said. "FSU is in that top list."
Sherit hopes to visit a number of out-of-state schools before making a decision.