Sharieff Rhaheed: Fort Pierce Central linebacker chooses Louisville
Ken LaVicka ESPN 106.3 Staff Writer
10:36 AM, Feb 5, 2014
The Treasure Coast's most unpredictable recruitment has ended with Fort Pierce Central's Sharieff Rhaheed choosing Louisville.
The standout linebacker, No. 4 on the ESPN 106.3 Top 63 Seniors list, chose the Cardinals after a fall and winter wrought with indecision and setbacks.
Rhaheed decommitted from LSU in early July and developed an interest in Louisville with teammate defensive end Rashawn Shaw. After Shaw committed to UL following an unofficial visit that both attended prior to the season, it became a safe bet that Rhaheed would follow Shaw. Numerous big Division 1 offers would come in the following weeks and Rhaheed became one of the region's most sought-after prospects.
The 6-4, 215 lb. pass-rusher couldn't get on the field, however. Rhaheed underwent surgery on a broken wrist suffered in the Cobras' spring game and didn't play until Week 7. Rhaheed initially wanted to commit to a school during the season but decided not to and was forced to squeeze in official visits near the end of the recruiting cycle. In the end, he picked Louisville, and new coach Bobby Petrino.
"They just recruited me the hardest, calling me every day." Rhaheed said.
Here is Rhaheed making the Louisville selection official:
As for Shaw, the ex-Louisville pledge solidified his commitment to Wake Forest on Wednesday.
Shaw, No. 5 on the ESPN 106.3. Top 63, chose the Demon Deacons shortly after backing away from Louisville following the departure of Charlie Strong to Texas. He wasn't thrilled with Strong's promise during an in-home visit that he wasn't going to leave the Cardinals, only to do just that weeks later.
At 6-3, 240 lbs. Shaw selected Wake over Arkansas, Duke, and NC State amongst others. He had over 30 offers.