New Connections

Sheldrick Redwine made a connection with West Virginia in a decidedly new-school way, but the end result was an old-fashioned verbal commitment.

Sheldrick Redwine first got in touch with West Virginia assistant coach JaJuan Seider via social media, and his relationship with the Mountaineer uber-recruiter developed quickly.

"Coach Seider contacted me, and he talked with me every day," Redwine said. "I had other offers, but West Virginia kept showing me the most interest. Their other coaches were in touch with me too, and they kept saying how much they wanted me.

"I got an offer back in February, and they were showing me the most interest, so I decided to commit. They were very excited."

Redwine (6-1, 185 lbs.) hails from Killian High School in Miami, Fla., and is familiar with West Virginia's reputation in the area. He also knows WVU signee Jacob McCrary, and is friends with the Miramar verbal commitments in the Class of 2105.

"We play together on a 7-on-7 team, and we could face each other in the playoffs this year," Redwine related. "I haven't visited there yet, but I plan on getting up there this summer, and also taking my official visit too."

Redwine believes he could play either cornerback or safety in college, but thinks he is better suited for the former position. A track athlete with excellent speed, he also uses his strength to good effect against both the run and the pass.

"I'm aggressive, and that's the way I cover. I'm like a linebacker when it comes to tackling."

Redwine also had offers from UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Charlotte, Western Michigan and Bowling Green.


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