Sheard is currently up to nine written offers and has four schools that stand out to him. "Miami is close to home and they have had a great program, so if they offered I would probably end up there. But I am also kind of frustrated with them, so you never know. The other three that really catch my eye right now are South Carolina, Pittsburgh and Rutgers, all of which have offered".
Jabaal feels that some of the more important factors in finding the right fit will be a connection with the coaching staff and players, as well as a location that offers diversity and room for growth. "I want to be at a school where I feel comfortable with the football environment and the academics. I also want to be at a place where I can develop as a person off the field. The environment and area outside the school will play a role in my decision". Jabaal also states that he considers himself a "city boy", and with New York City just 35 miles from the Rutgers campus, these are all elements that could make Rutgers a perfect match.
At the time, he has no visits set up yet, and he needs to discuss his future visits with his Head Coach Al Lang. "I want to make my decision during the season- around October or November. So I am thinking about taking my official visits during the year in order to gain a better feel for the schools that I consider".
This is an impressive young man to look out for and one we will be following as the recruiting season progresses.