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Two-way standout racking up offers

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The very versatile Richard Sherman (6-3, 180, 4.58) from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez is seeing his stock rise. Sherman locked them down as a corner at the Beyond 2000 camp proving that there is more to his game than being one of the West Coast's top receivers.
Sherman was a standout on both sides of the ball as a junior and earned all-league honors as a wide receiver for the season of 2004 after hauling in 23 receptions for 415 yards and six touchdowns.
Sherman didn't have the luxury of sticking to one position on defense. He played both corner and safety as a junior. Dominguez would play him at corner when the team needed him there and at safety when he was needed there.
On the defensive side of the ball Sherman accounted for approximately 30 tackles, four picks and four pass breakups. When you consider that the opposition rarely threw to his man his numbers are good.
Versatility has become Sherman's calling card as he is racking up offers for his skills on both sides of the football.
Nebraska has offered for his skills as a corner and that is the position that UCLA is looking at Sherman for.
Sherman has offers from Stanford, Colorado, Mississippi State and UNLV for his talent as a wide receiver.
Sherman took an unofficial visit to Stanford and is told Rivals.com that he will take official visits to Colorado, Nebraska and Mississippi State.
"I should know the other two official visits within the next two weeks," Sherman said. "I would like to play wide receiver in the next level but if the school I choose wants me to play in the defensive backfield, I will gladly play there."
"One thing that I will be looking at regarding my college choice will be the camaraderie of the team and how I get along with the coaching staff," Sherman said. "I will also look at the school's depth chart at the position they are recruiting for."
"Academics will also be an important consideration," Sherman said. "I'm planning on majoring in business or communications."
The very athletic Sherman is an All-American in the triple-jump and also runs the high hurdles and is the anchor for Dominguez's 4x100 team.
Besides the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp, Sherman also did a fine job at USC's camp last June.
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