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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sheffield wraps up Texas A&M junior day

By Gerry Hamilton

Texas A&M had its first junior day for the Class of 2015 on Sunday, and as expected the visitors' list was stellar.

One of the elite prospects on hand was Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Thurgood Marshall High), the No. 13 prospect in the ESPN Junior 300.

The 6-foot, 180-pound two-sport star has been on campus before, so Sunday’s visit was more about the relationship-building process.

“We just talked to Coach [Kevin] Sumlin and Coach [Terry] Joseph today,” Sheffield said. “We actually didn't go and tour the campus or facilities, but just spent time with the coaches.”

Both Sumlin and Joseph had messages for the speedy corner.

“Coach Sumlin, we were just talking about how I could play football and run track at Texas A&M," Sheffield said. "We watched film with Coach Joseph. He showed me how he coached at Nebraska and showed me different techniques.”

For Sheffield, the junior day visit was just another step in a recruiting process that is far from over.

“It’s still early in the process," he said. "I don’t have a top five or anything like that. Coach Sumlin was real cool about that. He didn't try to pressure me."

While Sheffield has offers from many of the nation’s top programs, he does have a feel for which staffs are turning up the heat.

“I would say Alabama, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Texas are coming after me the hardest,” he said.

Sheffield has yet to lock in a date for his next junior day visit, but one next weekend is a possibility.

“We might go to Oklahoma next weekend," he said. "We aren’t sure yet though."

The 2015 Under Armour All-America Game selection lists Oregon, Florida State and Georgia as schools he hopes to add offers from in the near future.

Sheffield is the top-ranked prospect in Texas in the junior class and the second-ranked cornerback nationally.