AUBURN, Ala. — For the third time in three months, Jamien Sherwood made the 8-hour trek from Jensen Beach, Fla., to Auburn.
He visited for Auburn’s cookout this time around after visits for A-Day and Big Cat Weekend. Sherwood & Co. were, yet again, blown away by the Tigers’ presentation and family feel.
With an early August decision date on the horizon, Sherwood offered some promising news for Auburn.
“It’s still the same, at the top of my list. I’m very excited about the program and coaches,” Sherwood said. “Auburn is really genuine with it. It’s not just an act. They actually are who they are. Even when they’re texting, and we talk on the phone, I can still feel the same amount of energy I do in person. That’s what I feel when I come here.”
Sherwood has only visited three programs on more than one occasion. He’s visited Auburn, Florida and Miami three times, compared to one visit to his other schools of interest. Sherwood said he wanted to make visits to Oregon and Michigan, but he doesn’t think those will happen because of cost restraints.
That’s more positive news for the Tigers.
It’s possible he will make a visit to Florida and Miami this week with his brother, so that will be something to track.
Regardless, it sounds like Sherwood — and his mother, especially — are ready to end up at Auburn.
“My first time visiting, two of my coaches came. That week was a little bit hectic. We were supposed to go to Tennessee for A-Day. We ended up not being able to go and coming here. Off that first visit, they loved it. Me and my mom came Big Cat, and my brother came. They both loved it,” Sherwood said. “Today, my mom was sold when they played a video about manhood or something like that. I know she loved that.”
Sherwood plans to announce with a commitment video at the beginning of August. My Crystal Ball pick has been to Auburn for roughly a week, and I’m even more confident in that pick after his overnight stay to the Tigers.
Auburn could be on the verge of an outstanding safety class with Kolbi Fuqua and Quindarious Monday already committed. Speaking of Monday, Sherwood spent some time during the cookout with his potential future teammate.
“I met him today. Smoke. He’s cool. Great kid. Funny. Full of excitement. Looks a little like me, just a little bit taller,” Sheerwood said. “We could play on the back end, locking stuff up.”