Padded practice and conditioning is on tap for Compton (Calif.) Dominguez High School and talented wide receiver Richard Sherman, but the three-star prospect is still thinking about his recruitment as the fall approaches.
The 6-foot-2, 167-pound, No. 74 rated wide receiver prospect in the nation is looking forward to the season and admits that football is the main focus. However, some heavy recruiting attention from a few schools has him naming favorites.
"Right now, it's pretty much Colorado and Stanford," Sherman said about his top teams. "It's just because they show the most attention. It really doesn't matter how far away the teams are. They just send e-mails, text messages, and I talk to the coaches quite a bit."
As for official visits, Sherman is also making some decisions about those.
"I'll probably go to Colorado, Stanford, Nebraska, and Mississippi State," Sherman said. "Those are the first schools to have offered me and now I want to check them out."
Considering Sherman has the ability to play both cornerback and wide receiver at the next level, schools differ on the position they want him to play.
"Stanford wants me for both, Nebraska wants me at corner, Colorado wants me at receiver, and Mississippi State wants me for both," Sherman said. "To be honest, I'd rather play cornerback."
Sherman is slated for a late January decision. Up until that point he'll be checking out depth charts as he has already been doing this summer.
"The biggest factor might be depth chart," he said. "I'd like to play as soon as I can. I know Stanford has probably the most favorable depth chart because they're going to graduate like three receivers and a couple corners after this year."