One of the most talented teams in all of California this year is Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. The Dons could have as many as seven players sign with Div I schools come February including two way standout Richard Sherman.
Sherman, 6-3, 170 pounds plays both wide receiver and defensive back and could play on either side of the ball in college as well. He was one of the standouts at the SoCal Nike Camp where he clocked a 4.64 in the 40, 4.31 in the shuttle and jumped 36 inches in the vertical. The athlete was an all-league receiver a year ago but has been working out almost exclusively at defensive back all several summer camps.
At the Nike camp, B2G Elite Camp and USC's summer camp, Sherman worked out in the secondary.
"I like both positions but I think I may project better as a corner because of my size," Sherman said. "Colleges like big corners and I think I could play there and do pretty well."
At the B2G camp, Sherman earned the most versatile player award for his work at corner and safety and drew raves from the camp coordinators.
"Speed can best describe Richard," camp director Henry Bell said. "He made plays over the weekend that should have been caught for touchdowns, but he was there to break it up or he would pick it off himself and then return the pigskin for a defensive touchdown.
Richard can flat out cover wherever he lines up, corner or safety. You really don't have to worry about his upside side. As a 6-foot-2 defensive back, he is a steal for anyone that gets him on their campus."
On the recruiting front, Sherman has yet to set up any of his visits but does have one school out in front.
"I like Stanford a lot," Sherman said. "I'm also looking at Colorado, Mississippi State, Nebraska, UNLV, Washington and Oregon and all but Washington has offered. Stanford is probably recruiting me the hardest and my parents like it there a lot because of the academics. I'm not going to make an early decision though, I just want to take all my trips and then I'll be ready to commit somewhere."