Shelton Preps For Senior Season

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde offensive lineman Kevin Shelton is hoping a big senior year gets him more offers...

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde has been home to numerous elite prospects the past few seasons, including five-stars like Ronald Powell and Tyron Smith.

This year, the Mustangs' marquee prospect is offensive lineman Kevin Shelton (6-4, 260), a bit of an under-the-radar prospect, but one who did well on the camp circuit.

Shelton first caught our eye at the Stanford NFTC and then had a strong performance at the UCLA Lineman Camp.

While he has one offer, Shelton is hoping that his senior year will give him more offers to choose from.

"UCLA and Oregon State said they will be at one of my first couple of games, and if I ball out, they'll offer me," said Shelton.

UTEP was the first to offer Shelton, and they've surprisingly recruited Rancho Verde well. But like many Southland natives, Shelton is hoping to play in the Pac-12.

"I'm going to UTEP in September for an official visit, but I'd love to play in the Pac-12," said Shelton.

Besides the Stanford NFTC and UCLA Camp, Shelton camped at San Jose State, Fresno State and the Cal State Game Camp.

"I just wanted to keep improving and getting better and be ready for my senior season," said Shelton.

Shelton said he's looking at the academic side of things first and foremost, when selecting a school.

"If a school I like has my major, and they offer me, I would jump on it," said Shelton. "I want to major in mechanical engineering or business management."

Shelton said that UCLA was his favorite school and he's planning to catch a fall practice as well as some games this season.

At 260 right now, but holding his weight well where he looks like a tight end, Shelton said he's wanting to put on at least 20 pounds by the time he gets to college.

"I want to at least be at 280 before I go somewhere," said Shelton.

Academically, he has a 2.8 and will take the SAT in October.

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