RECRUITING: Sheil OL says OU is his dream school

Virginia offensive tackle prospect Pat Sheil says he leave his home state to get a chance to win a national title.


Patrick Sheil is a big man that college recruiters can't decide if he is a defensive or offensive player. Shiel is being recruited on both sides of the ball, but feels he will settle in at offensive tackle.

"I went to the NIKE camp at the University of Virginia and I played mostly at offensive tackle," said Sheil. "I was voted the No. 1 offensive lineman at the camp, so I really feel my best position in the future is going to be at left tackle. My coach, Don Warren, played 14-years in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, and he has sat down with me a couple of times and told me he things I have a great chance to make it as a left tackle."

Sheil can bench 330 pounds, squats 425 and he has posted a 24-inch vertical jump. Sheil starts in hoops (10 ppg) and he throws the shot and disc (regional qualifier) in track.

Last summer, Sheil attended the UVA summer camp and the team went to the passing camp at Penn State, where he caught a touchdown pass. This summer, Sheil hopes they can go to Boston College.

Sheil has made it up to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland, and at this point he has received 14 offers with more are on the way.

"They had to take me out of shock when I talked to Coach Wilson at Oklahoma," said Sheil. "Oklahoma is one of my dream schools because every player grows up wanting to play at Oklahoma. Virginia and Virginia Tech are solid schools for me, while Georgia and Notre Dame are also schools that I am interested in. Nebraska has also offered and they have been great to talk to.

"I will definitely visit Oklahoma, but I am worried about the distance. I want my parents to come watch me play and I will have to consider that, but when it comes to Oklahoma I would put that on the back burner . I won't shy away from playing for a national championship."

Sheil has already qualified.

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