Scout.com ranks Sheard a "four-star" prospect and the 19th best defensive end in the nation. He registered 28 tackles and 8 sacks as a junior.
"I'm looking for a school that offers me playing time and a diverse mix of students," he said. "I want a student population that's diverse and allows for personal growth. I'm big city type of guy as well. I'm not sure I can handle a country school."
"It's important that I connect and feel comfortable with the coaching staff. I'm going to try to spend time with staff members when I take my official visits."
Jabaal is capable of bench pressing 370 pounds and running the forty-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He has been a two-year starter for Hollywood Hills High School.
When asked about his strengths, he stated, "I have a good combination of size and strength. I guess you could call me a bull rusher. I like to overpower people."
"Pittsburgh is definitely going to be one of the schools I visit. I like everything I have heard about them. The distance doesn't bother me. I want to go to one of their better games this season. I haven't set it up yet, but I'll talk to Coach (Charlie) Partridge about it soon."
"Jabaal is 6-foot-4 inches tall, 240 pounds and very athletic," stated Hollywood Hills High School Head Football Coach Al Lang. "He's impossible to block one-on-one."
"Jabaal is wide open at this point but I know he's high interested in the Pittsburgh Panthers. Coach (Dave) Wannstedt would be picking up a great player. He's totally dependable. I don't believe he's ever missed a single practice."
Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at email@example.com.