Kentucky Lineman Commits

Ashland, Kentucky's Jeremy Sheffey has committed to West Virginia University's football program.

Sheffey, a 6-3 240 pound offensive/defensive lineman from Boyd County High School, has made his pledge to attend WVU.

Sheffey, who has already qualified, is expected to be able to enroll at WVU in January.

BlueGoldNews.com talked with Sheffey prior to the season about his style of play.

"I ran a 4.74 at my school," Sheffey said. "Our high school team is built on speed. We run multiple formations and the power I."



Jeremy Sheffey
Sheffey received interest from a number of schools, including Purdue, Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee and Marshall.

Sheffey is not locked into an offensive line spot. He also plays defensive tackle for Boyd County and thinks his future could be on that side of the ball. He's not, however, averse to playing on the offensive line. As an added attraction, Sheffey is also Boyd County's long snapper.

Another item that places Sheffey out of the norm is his relatively brief football career, and also his participation in dance. In addition to his honors on the football field, Sheffey has earned numerous trophies and awards in dance, including ballet. While those two disciplines wouldn't seem to mix very well, for Sheffey it has proven to be just the opposite.

"Dancing helps me with my footwork and my coordination," said Sheffey of his rather unusual background. "It really helps me out a lot in several areas in football."

Sheffey, who has only played organized football for four years, was an All District and All Area selection as a junior at Boyd County.

Sheffey also puts the shot, throws discus and runs the 200 for Boyd County in track.


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