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May 5, 2013

Sherfield gets offer from Illinois

DANVILLE —  It only seems natural that Trent Sherfield got an offer on Saturday from Illinois assistant coach Greg Colby.

Sherfield, who started at both quarterback and safety for the Vikings a year ago, is a current standout at Danville High, while Colby went from Danville to a three-year starter at the University of Illinois.

“Greg gave me a call and told me they were going to offer Trent,’’ Danville football coach B.J. Luke said. “That’s a neat thing for Trent to get an offer from a Big Ten school just 30 minutes from home, and when it comes from a former Viking, that makes it really special.’’

The Illinois Fighting Illini under coach Tim Beckman went 2-10 a year ago, and Colby just recently joined the staff at Illinois.

Sherfield, a junior quarterback/defensive back, has now received offers from Illinois, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Illinois State in the past three months.

Luke said he thinks this is just the start for Sherfield.

“I know there are some other schools like Nevada and New Mexico that are showing some interest as well,’’ Luke said.

During his junior season, Sherfield accounted for 2,627 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns.

In his career at Danville, the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder has rushed for 1,321 yards, passed for 1,650 yards, recorded 108 tackles, had 18 pass break-ups and six interceptions.

“It’s all a great life experience for me and I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can,’’ said Sherfield when he got his first offer from Illinois State.

This spring, Sherfield has been participating in a number of football camps around the region.

Recently, he received the defensive skills MVP award at the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour.

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