Breaking Down the Ohio State Commitment of Five-Star CB Kendall Sheffield

Taking a closer look at new Ohio State five-star commitment Kendall Sheffield, who is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the junior college ranks on

Player Profile: Kendall Sheffield

Recruiting Notes: 

Sheffield will be entering Ohio State after a year at Blinn -- the same junior college QB Cam Newton starred at in 2009. Sheffield initially signed with the Alabama out of Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall.

He was rated as five-star prospect out of high school and after a detour in junior college he checks in as the No. 1 JuCo-based prospect in the nation in the 2017 cycle.  

Sheffield is also a a track star, the state champion in the 110-meter hurdles (13.42). 

Evaluation Notes:

  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 180

Sheffield has about everything you are looking for in a cover corner and may be the best at what is a loaded position in the JuCo ranks in the Class of 2017. The transfer from Alabama shows tremendous quickness in and out of his breaks and closes on the football in an instant. He was considered more of a finesse corner coming out of high school, but it does not take long to see that he he has the ability to come up and be a sound tackler, so there are not many question marks surrounding his game. He is one of the fastest players in the nation regardless of position. 

Sheffield had two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and racked up 31 tackles. He also returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns. He earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2016.

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