Raymond Sheard Is Ready To Sign

All Raymond Sheard sees is blue. Whether he's in the weight room or scorching the track at Arlington (Texas) High School, the monster running back is preparing for the next step in his football career; donning the blue and orange of Boise State University.

"I'm solid on my commitment," said Raymond Sheard, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete. "I'm just waiting to sign."

Sheard committed to the Broncos on November 14, after visiting Boise for the San Diego State game. His plan is to run the 100 and 200-meter events at Arlington High as a way to increase his foot speed and agility.

"Track starts next week," he said. "It's hard work to do what I'm doing to get better, but it's worth it."

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With offers from Oregon State, Colorado State, Tulsa and Texas State, Sheard shut his recruitment down after his commitment. He hasn't heard much from other schools, but remains in contact with the Boise State coaches.

Sheard enjoyed watching his future team defeat Arizona 38-30 in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Eve. Having talked to BSU running back Jay Ajayi, Sheard became a huge fan and liked what he saw from the NFL-bound ball carrier.

"I watched my boy stiff arm somebody for a touchdown," Sheard said. "I enjoyed the win. I was excited for it. Our boys won the game!"

Sheard talks to some of his fellow commits from time to time. He says he can't wait to wake up Wednesday, February 4, when he can sign and fax in his National Letter of Intent to the Boise State coaching staff.

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