DeaconSports.com: What some of the guys who have seen Sheridan play are saying...
Delaware high school basketball star Will Sheridan is receiving all kinds of interest these days. After a powerful junior season where he averaged around 20 points per game, Sheridan is starting to turn his attention to the recruiting process and the books.
This past season, Sheridan led his Sanford School squad to a state championship in the state of Delaware. In the finals, Sheridan scored 21 and pulled down 14 boards. Following his season, he was awarded the Player of the Year Award in Delaware as just a junior.
Tuesday, Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser and associate head coach Jeff Battle visited with the 6'8" 230 pound forward.
Sheridan said the coaches were "very organized, very professional, and very honest...all the good qualities of a great program." Sheridan noted that the presentation was done very well and it left him with a "good impression" of the Wake Forest program.
Sheridan continued on with great things to say concerning the Deacon program. Along with the coaches, positives of the Demon Deacon program that he noted included the low "teacher to student ratio, type of college, the closed campus atmosphere, and sports-wise, it's in the ACC."
The Delaware forward also said that the Deacs have offered him a scholarship. Other schools that have offered include Maryland, Seton Hall, Michigan, Villanova, Rutgers, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Virginia.
Wake Forest and Michigan have both visited thus far in the Spring contact period. Sheridan expects many more colleges to visit in the next few weeks as well. Some of the schools he expects to see in the coming weeks include Notre Dame, Virginia, Seton Hall, and Rutgers.
"The ability to play in all situations, leadership ability, and hard work" are the best quailities of his game, Sheridan said. "I'm going to go out and play hard."
As for what he is looking to improve upon over the next few months, Sheridan said he plans to work on his versatility and guard skills. He wants "all-around improvement" in his game as well while enhancing his strength.
And what is he looking for team-wise during his senior season at Sanford School in Hockessin, Deleware? "Team wise, I want to win another state championship and win all of our games, regardless of the level of competition."
This summer, Sheridan will tour the Adidas circuit with the Tim Thomas Playaz and will attend the ABCD camp. He also plans on attending the 2002 USA Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
And, with all the offers on the table, does Sheridan have the grades to qualify? Simply put: Yes. Sheridan currently has over a 3.0 GPA with a 1070 on his SAT. Sheridan said he will take the SAT again and hopes to break 1200.
With handfuls of offers on the table, all Sheridan has to do is say yes to one school and he is set for his four years of college.
At this time, Sheridan says he has no favorites and is not ready to narrow down his list. And, as for when he expects to make a college decision, Sheridan said: "Maybe fall, maybe the end of the summer, but it won't be real early."
Deleware power forward prospect Will Sheridan is one of Wake Forest's premier recruiting prospects for the class of 2003. Sheridan has great hands and excellent athletic ability for a player his size.
Early in the process, schools such as Wake, Duke, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Villanova, Notre Dame, and Seton Hall have contacted Sheridan. Wake Forest has already offered Sheridan a scholarship.
Sheridan, also an excellent student, was named the Deleware state player of the year his junior season.