Sterling Sheffield, (6-2, 210 lbs.) of Clearview Regional High in New Jersey has been making his way across the east for camps. The quarterback has visited the Temple, Philly showcase and spent this past weekend at West Virginia.
"I loved the camp," Sheffield said with excitement. "It was good because I knew who I was competing against. I love to just compete against people. The camp gave me time to show what I could do as a player."
"Coach (Shannon) Dawson helped me tighten up my throwing motion," he said describing a variety of things he learned. "He said the way I throw was how Geno Smith threw when he first came to WVU. I throw real loose. He also helped me with my windup."
An intriguing aspect of his recruitment is the capability to play numerous positions on the field. In fact, despite working out as a quarterback at West Virginia, some schools are recruiting him as a tight end. However, Sheffield's heart is behind center.
"Well, I love quarterback, so I want to play that in college," he said. "I know Temple wants me to play tight end. But I love playing quarterback."
Sheffield doesn't have any offers yet, but is hoping a strong junior season will help bring them in.
"My recruitment has been going pretty well. Temple has been interested in me. Also Rutgers and Old Dominion has been showing interest in me."
After seeing what West Virginia had to offer this past weekend, it's no secret as to where the Mountaineers stand in Sheffield's eyes.
"I love West Virginia," he said. "Just the campus and everything … it blew me away. I love the facilities. I love the indoor practice facility. The new weigh room is going to be nice. In fact, my good fiend Daikel Shorts goes there. I just love everything about it."