Sermon, of Marietta, Georgia, is 6-0, 215 pounds with offers from more than 30 schools. He's now eliminated most of them, including teams like Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Of the remaining schools, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida play in the SEC, along with Oklahoma of the Big XII and Oregon of the Pac 12. The Ducks made an early offer to Sermon, which may be why they are still in the running.
Here are Sermon's junior season highlights: