Thursday, May 16, 2013
2015 CB Sheffield bonds with Texas coach
By William Wilkerson
AUSTIN, Texas -- Class of 2015 defensive back Kendall Sheffield (Fort Bend, Texas/Marshall) walked with a bit of a lean forward on Saturday, but with good cause. He’d just won three silver medals at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin.
Sheffield placed second in the 4A 110-hurdles, 300-meters and 4x100-meter relay.
Class of 2015 cornerback Kendall Sheffield already has several offers and plans to camp at a few schools this summer.
“I was hoping to win [them] but I am still happy that I got second at state,” Sheffield said Saturday. “I can’t comprehend it right now.”
It’s hard for Sheffield to fathom all of the attention he has received from college football programs, too, with offers from Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
“It’s been crazy,” Sheffield said. “I’ve done a lot of interviews and a lot of people have come through to talk to me.”
As of the state track meet, the only school that Sheffield said has stopped by to see him in May was Texas A&M.
“That’s about it this month,” Sheffield said. “They are just happy to see me and want me to come up there.”
The Aggies are going to be a contender just as Texas and LSU will be. Both the Longhorns and Tigers are interesting to Sheffield because of their success putting defensive backs in the NFL.
“With Texas, I like coach [Duane] Akina and he puts a lot of DBs in the NFL,” Sheffield said. “I came up here for junior day and I talked to him a lot. He wants to see me more.”
Sheffield said he’d try and get back down for one of Texas’ two one-day camps in June.
Sheffield looks up to a lot of defensive backs but has really tried to pattern his game after former Longhorns Thorpe Award winner Aaron Ross.
“He was a good football player, a great athlete and a ball hawk,” Sheffield said.
Sheffield is going to take a little reprieve from competition before he jumps back into summer track and football camps. He’s not sure where he’ll camp but expect Texas to be one of his choices.