JENSEN BEACH – As Jamien Sherwood gets himself prepared for today’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against the Palm Beach Fire, he’ll look ahead to one thing.
“We’ll see what athletes Palm Beach County really have,” the Jensen Beach 2018 defensive back said.
A returning starter for the Treasure Coast Elite 7-on-7 team, the 6-3, 195-pound safety plans to maximize his offseason experience with the well-respected organization. In addition to today’s scrimmage against the Palm Beach Fire, Sherwood may get another chance to collide with some of Palm Beach County’s best skill position players at the Pylon 7-on-7 Tournament on the weekend of Feb. 11-12 in Orlando.
“I’m definitely going to get better,” Sherwood said. “Us playing the best kids from everywhere is a little taste of how college is going to be. I get to see how fast the athletes are and what I need to work on for myself.”
The Palm Beach Fire’s offense will have to account for Sherwood, who is looking to pick off passes today and in possible subsequent meetings.
“My biggest strength is the ability to read a quarterback’s eyes,” he said. “I know what plays are going to happen from film, and I can react to the ball quickly.”
At this time, Sherwood has racked up 9 offers from the likes of Miami, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Marshall, UCF, FAU, and Florida A & M. The Treasure Coast standout said that no favorites have emerged as of now, even though he’s growing a level of affinity for Miami.
“I love the coaching staff,” Sherwood said of Miami. “This season that just passed, they didn’t have to many DB’s (defensive backs) either and the ones they had were mostly seniors. When I go to college, I want to play right away. They made it known that they’ll play freshmen. Other colleges will play freshman, but they play a lot there.”
Sherwood had a stellar junior season at Jensen Beach, as he recorded 70 tackles and 3 interceptions on defense, 4 punt returns for touchdowns on special teams, and 4 touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing) on offense.
It’s obvious that Sherwood has a lot to offer as a defensive back. We’ll see the level of impact he has on the gridiron in live action over the next few weeks and beyond.