Focus '07: Philip Sheridan

Philip Sheridan, by way of Monsignor Bonner HS (Drexel Hill, PA), stands in at 6-foot-1 and 181-pounds. At the recent Combine held at Rutgers, Sheridan competed well and notched the highest standing broad jump at the Combine: 10-feet-3-inches.

Before the combine circuit, Phillip Sheridan (61 185 DB/WR) from Monsignor Bonner in Philadelphia, Pa, had no idea whether he would draw Division 1 interest. But after some impressive performances, Bonner has gotten the attention of many coaches along the East coast.

I went to the combine at Rutgers and thought I did pretty well. But where I was really noticed was at the Nike Penn State camp and a local one at Cardinal OHara HS. At Nike, I vertical jumped 36 and bench pressed 185 for 15 reps. I had been sore from competing in track, so I decided to not perform in the 40 yard and shuttle runs. But in the 1 on 1s, I made a lot of athletic plays as a WR. At the OHara Combine I had a 39 vertical, which may have turned some heads, stated Sheridan.

The result of his strong performances has led to two early offers, one from Akron and the other from Temple. In addition, he feels close to getting an offer from Vanderbilt and is getting strong interest from Penn St, Pitt, and Rutgers.

Penn St has been sending me several pieces of mail a week and they want me to camp there. I have been to Penn State several times and it has been awesome. At Pitt, I have been in communication with one of their coaches and the opportunity to play with someone like Pat Bostick would be great.

As for Rutgers Sheridan added, Coach Galiano came by recently and he has told me he really liked my highlight film. I had met him previously and he comes across as a good coach. He is going to have Coach Demo evaluate my film and we will take it from there. I am going to spend one day at the Rutgers camp and hopefully it will be a good experience.

At the moment, Sheridan is not leaning towards any school and is looking for the best fit in terms of coaching staff and his ability to make an early impact.

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