Mekhail Sherman is on the bounceback from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and partial lateral meniscus tear. His physicians report he is ahead of the pace of the average patient with this comeback.
That makes sense given he is a major 5-star OLB target for the Bulldogs in the 2020 class.
Sherman, who was dubbed “Big Sherm” way back when he looked like a senior as a freshman, is seen by UGA as a combo LB.
He rates as the nation’s No. 2 OLB for this cycle. The 6-foot-3, 233-pound junior will also chart as the nation’s No. 13 overall player on the 2020 247Sports Composite ratings. He’s one of the many D.C. “DMV” fishing hole targets for 2020.
Mekhail Sherman timed a laser 4.53 at the Nike Opening finals last summer in Texas. That was faster than 5-star UGA freshman Nolan Smith. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
5-star? Nation’s No. 2 OLB? But then Sherman is a combo linebacker for UGA? Does that make sense?
That is exactly like the late junior recruiting year profiles for Bulldog linebackers Channing Tindall, Quay Walker and Rian Davis.
5-star freshman Adam Anderson also repped at ILB and OLB in 2018.
The exception here is that Sherman was essentially stupid fast prior to the injury. He was just as fast or faster than those guys.
That is clearly the case for a high school junior who tipped the scales at more than 230 pounds.
Does that qualify as hype or hyperbole here? It seems more like understatement given the notion the combo LB was in the later heats of the Nike Opening “Fastest Man” last summer in Texas.
His best laser time was 4.53 that day. To put that in perspective, freshman OLB Nolan Smith ran a 4.55 in the 40 for his rating card that day.
“My playing style is based off making the offensive coordinator’s pregame night restless,” he said.
Or better yet watch the last 60 seconds of his DeMatha Catholic highlight reel. DeMatha is a national power out of the D.C. Metro as well. This was that “Big Sherm” guy way back in 2017.
How Georgia helped itself with Mekhail Sherman last week
Sherman just turned 17 last week. He spent a birthday weekend of sorts of a long-planned trip to check out UGA again. He was already in town by Friday morning.
Did the Bulldogs gain any ground? His words are pretty clear on that.