Casa Grande QB Sherry could end 25-year drought

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
OK, it’s the middle of March, but I wrote a story about Casa Grande junior quarterback Nick Sherry that is scheduled to appear in Monday’s paper. (Click here).
The 6-foot-5, 212-pound Sherry hasn’t received a scholarship offer, but he’s taken unofficial visits to Washington and Cal, schools that have asked him to contact them twice a week. At this point in the recruiting process, colleges can’t initiate contact with recruits.
So what’s the big deal? Well, Sherry could end a stunning drought. An Empire quarterback hasn’t received a Division I scholarship out of high school since Cloverdale’s Craig Bergman signed with Arizona in 1985.
Sherry has worked with quarterback guru Roger Theder for about 18 months. Theder, a former Cal coach and NFL offensive coordinator, counts current NFL quarterbacks Ken Dorsey (Browns), Trent Edwards (Bills), Jim Sorgi (Giants), Dennis Dixon (Steelers) and Josh Johnson (Buccaneers) as former pupils.
“He’s as good as there is right now in Northern California as a junior,” Theder said. “You don’t come across too many kids who are as big as he is and can throw the ball like that too often … I think he can play Division I football, wherever that is. He just has tools you don’t see every day. Just because he’s coming out of Casa Grande makes no difference.”