"I should have a decision after this weekend," Sheeran said. "Syracuse is in first, of course, because they've been calling and at school the most. It seems like they really want me, but Kentucky is right there, too. UK signed like 25 guys people, though, and haven't been contacting me as much of late, but I'm still considering them, as well as UCF, I love them as much and am really excited for this weekend."
Most expected the New York (NY) native to commit to Syracuse on his weekend visit on December 9th, but the 6-foot-3, 200 pound wide receiver shocked observers by waiting out the process. Sheeran explains what a school he's looking for in his school of choice.
"I'm really not sure," Sheeran added. "It's really stuff I can't explain in words - it's more feelings. Like, it'll just feel right. Like with Syracuse, it felt weird up there, maybe I'll go down to UCF and feel good about them, but I don't know. I'm a bit confused right now, but I guess everyone is at this stage and of course, I'm sort of running out of time."
A one time, Wisconsin commitment, Sheeran earned All-County and All Section honors as a junior and earned 1st team All-Westchester County in 2005. He caught 29 passes for 570 yards and 8 touchdowns, ran for 418 yards and 6 touchdowns, while also returning two kickoffs and two punts for scores.
The class of 2006 two-star wide receiver has already taken two official visits since de-committing from Wisconsin. He discussed at length his trips.
"I really liked the environment at both (Kentucky and Syracuse)," Sheeran explained, "The people in Kentucky, man they are crazy about their football there. I know everyone talks about basketball and how good they are in basketball, but they love their football down there. I know they didn't have a very good season this past year, but they still packed the place. They sold out every game.
And Syracuse was just awesome," Sheeran added, "There is no professional sports in Syracuse, so everything and everyone is all about the Orangeman. You look at the front page of their newspaper and its all about Syracuse, it really doesn't get any better than that."
Scout.com will get a full report on Sheeran's decision when it becomes available, soon.