Schofield Favoring Wake?

Athlete Channing Schofield has three offers but just one school stands out in his recruitment. Are the Deacons the favorite for his services? Who else has a shot at the Wagener Salley (SC) HS prospect?

South Carolina athlete Channing Schofield has earned three offers this summer while working to prepare for his senior season. "This summer so far I've been to Clemson camp and the Wake Forest camp and I think I'm done with those," Schofield said. I also went to the Nike in Atlanta and had a 4.47 40 and 4.43 shuttle and 32 vertical."

With camps done, Schofield plans to work towards making his senior season a success. "I'm running, just concentrating on football the whole summer training and stuff," he said. "Just lifting weights trying to getting bigger and stronger."

With a bench of 250 and a 40 time clocked at 4.4 at 5'10, 172-pounds, Schofield has the size and speed to be a running back, wide receiver, or cornerback at the collegiate level. There is just one position that he wants to play, however – cornerback.

"That's my natural position since I've been watching football," he said. "When Deion was in his prime everyone wanted to be like Deion and I wanted to be like him too. I can play any position on the field but at cornerback you're stranded out there but I can rely on my speed and natural ability to play it."

With offers from several top schools, Schofield will have his choice of where he wants to play cornerback at the next level. He thinks it will probably be at Wake Forest, however.

"I'm pretty much favoring Wake Forest because when I came to the camp I got a real in-depth tour of the school and facilities," Schofield said. "I talked to Coach Grobe and he told me what he was looking for and what he's looking for is what I can offer. Coach Henry, the guy who offered my scholarship, he's real friendly too."

Although he believes he will likely decide to be a Demon Deacon before his senior season starts, several other schools are still in the hunt. School still in contention include "Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Vanderbilt who offered and South Carolina who offered."

While the football programs and coaches will play a role in his decision, academics are also important to the South Carolina prep standout. "Most certainly," Schofield said in regards whether academics are a big factor. "I've got a 3.0 GPA and I'm ranked in the top 30 in my class. I also took my SAT recently but haven't gotten my scores back."

With academics under control, Schofield can worry about his senior season more and worry about qualifying for college less in the coming months. That will allow him more time to focus on his goals on the field this season.

"This year, as a team, I'm trying to get a championship in before I leave," the defensive back said. "It's going to be hard but it's accomplishable. My personal goals, my sophomore year I ran for 800 yards and last year I rushed for over 1,000 so 2,000 would be pretty good I'd say."


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