East Hot 100 Lineman Trims List
"I have played defensive line my entire high school career, but all schools are recruiting me as an offensive tackle" said Sheil.
Has Sheil been working at the Offensive Tackle position this summer?
"Yes sir, I have been working on it at high school, a few team camps and also at the Boston College camp last week. I am also going to Virginia Tech this weekend for a one day camp to work at offensive tackle."
Other than camping this summer, has Sheil visited any other campuses unofficially?
"Yes, I have been to Georgia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Maryland. All were unofficial. I just wanted to meet coaches, see the school, the campus and get a feel for the environment."
What Schools make Mr. Sheil's final cut?
"My top schools are Georgia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Virginia."
What will play into his decision?
"Every school has its pros and cons. I am just looking to get a good degree, want to be surrounded by good people, find a school with coaching stability and winning tradition. Those are some things that I am looking for."
Sheil is from Virginia, but has offers from throughout the country, will distance be a factor?
"At first, yes it was a factor, but now, no, it is not. I was concerned about my parents being able to see me play, but they sat me down a week or so ago and told me to go where I want. They want me to be happy, and they said if they can't get to all the games in person then they will watch on TV. When they sat me down and told me that, it took a lot of pressure off of me. I was really leaning to staying in state, but not anymore. So, to answer your question, distance will no longer factor into my decision."
When can we expect a commitment from Sheil?
"I am going to commit before I start back to school. So, I would say within the next month I will make my choice."
Sheil, the 6'6, 277 pound Lineman out of Clifton, Va. had 55 tackles and four sacks last year at defensive tackle. Sheil will play both defensive and offensive tackles this year for Centerville High School.
Patrick is on track to qualify with a 3.1 GPA and a 980 on the SAT.