Trio of visits for Sheffield

Marcus Sheffield is making a name for himself on the court this summer and recently he made a trio of unofficial visits.

Class of 2015 wing Marcus Sheffield is someone who made major improvements this spring. The 6-foot-5 Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee product played very well with Game Elite, and now more and more college interest is coming his way.

Playing on one of the best teams in the country with a pair of five-star teammates, it can be tough for Sheffield to standout at times, but he did find a way to do so this spring.

"I thought I played really well," said Sheffield. "I still have things to get better at, but overall I was happy with my play."

He continued, "I've made the biggest improvements in the last year with my shooting and athleticism. I have been working hard on both of those areas."

When it comes to his recruitment, a lot of schools are beginning to pick up the intensity.

"I've been hearing from VCU, Xavier, Maryland, Virginia, Clemson, and I got my first offer from Samford," said Sheffield. "Also there a lot of other schools."

Maryland, VCU, and Xavier all received visits from Sheffield in the spring, and he came away impressed with what he saw at each spot.

About Maryland, he said, "I liked the campus it was really nice. I also liked the coaches and the facilities. It was all just really nice."

When it comes to VCU, Sheffield said, "They play hard and play good defense. Also they like a lot of shooters and that fits me because I shoot the ball well."

Also he was impressed by Xavier. "They play up tempo and I really liked the coaches. They do a lot of skill stuff and help their players get better."

There is no timeline in place for Sheffield to even think about a college decision. That said, his AAU Coach Ryan Falker says one school is going to get a heck of a kid and player.

"Marcus is an amazing kid on and off the court," said Falker. "He is very unassuming and quiet, and a little reserved, but when he laces up his sneakers he is aggressive. He can play the one through four and shoots threes like they are layups. Off the court he has a 4.0 GPA and recently started an internship at a Fortune 500 Company, and is a great teammate as well."

Sheffield is currently rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 18 small forward in the class of 2015.


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