Schools drop in on Sheffield

An excellent student and a gifted scorer, Marcus Sheffield has interest from coast-to-coast on the recruiting trail.

Four star wing Marcus Sheffield really blew up over the summer with his play on the AAU circuit with Game Elite. Now Sheffield is looking to capitalize on that and put together a very good junior season at Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee.

"I think I'm playing good," said Sheffield of the start of his season. "The team hasn't done as well as I think we are capable of, but we are getting better."

At 6-foot-5 with a big time shooting stroke, good athleticism, and a solid feel for the game it is no surprise that numerous high level schools have dropped in to see him.

"Florida State and Clemson have been in to watch," noted Sheffield. "Also Davidson has stopped by, and Xavier told me they are stopping by in January. Also Kansas State has been in and so has Stanford."

Clemson extended an offer to Sheffield in July, and have made him a priority recruit since then. He says that the Tigers have done a good job recruiting him, and he likes what he has seen from them.

"I like Clemson a lot," explained Sheffield. "They have a good mix of nice facilities and nice coaches. Also they are having a good year, so I like them a lot."

A school that recently has picked things up is Stanford. Sheffield is a kid who is an elite student to go along with being a high level prospect on the basketball floor, so the academic situation at Stanford is something that definitely appeals to him.

"It is great to hear from Stanford," said Sheffield. "They are the best you can get when it comes to academics and athletics. I like them a lot and it is an honor to hear from them."

Already Sheffield has visited Xavier, and he says there is a lot to like about the Big East program.

"I have a good relationship with the Xavier staff," Sheffield explained. "They are a nice school, they have a good style of play, and I like their coaches."

For now Sheffield is focused on his season and is hoping his team rounds into form here shortly and accomplishes their big goals.

"We're just trying to get better and turn things around," explained Sheffield. "Hopefully we can win the region championship and then go forward to the state playoffs."

Currently Sheffield is seen as the No. 13 small forward and the No. 65 player in the class of 2015.

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