Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. This edition recaps a conversation with 5-star OLB Mekhail Sherman a few days after his official visit to UGA for G-Day.
Mekhail Sherman has closed up shop on the fact-finding and discovery road trips needed for his recruiting journey. The nation’s no. 2 OLB prospect (per the 247Sports Composite ratings) took his second official visit last weekend to Ohio State.
The best evidence of that is his personal definition of the word “humility.”
For him, it is not about showing class and sportsmanship and keeping one’s cool on the field. It goes deeper as a measure of his personal faith.
To him, the term is about accepting the path that has been placed before all of us.
“It is not the formal definition of ‘humility’ but the Christian way of humility,” Sherman said. “It is accepting God’s gift to you and using it. God’s gift to me was blessing me with the talents of football. Now I’m using it, to help my family and everybody that I can help around me.”
Mekhail Sherman has a different definition of the word “humility” than the formal version. It speaks to acceptance and is a reflection of his Christian faith. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The potential Mekhail Sherman decision timeline
“Humility” does mean the acceptance of all outcomes to him. Even the tough times.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder is coming off a season-ending knee injury that cost him his junior season. He is ahead of the curve on his rehab but will take measured steps heading into his senior season.
That one will be precious to him.
“Dealing with my ACL injury I just want to put all of my focus on my senior season,” he said. “Because I don’t have a junior season upon me. So I just want to make up for my junior season with my senior season.”
If an activity does not directly enhance getting better to make the most of his last high school ride, he probably won’t do it. That’s why he will not compete at the Opening regionals or finals this year.
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He will be missed at those elite events. Watching Sherman sprint with the tailbacks and cornerbacks and receivers last July was a rare sight. He was fast enough to clock low 4.5s on the laser in the 40 and belong in those “Fastest Man” heats as a rising junior.