Badgers Stay Active at Gulliver Prep

Targeting multiple linebackers in the 2015 recruiting class, Wisconsin has targeted Miami Gulliver Prep three-star prospect Dominic Sheppard.

After offering one of the school's top freshman and top sophomores, Wisconsin evidently felt it was a wise decision to offer one of Miami Gulliver Prep's top 2015 prospects. With freshman running back Robert Burns and sophomore wide receiver Dionte Mullins already holding Badgers offers, Wisconsin kept that trend going by offering junior outside linebacker Dominic Sheppard.

"I was shocked because I didn't know they recruited down South, but they have already offered two of my teammates," Sheppard told BadgerNation. Florida is the No. 1 talented football state. I know very little about Wisconsin and I plan on doing some research on them. If I do visit them, I will try to visit them during the summer."

The 6-1, 210-pound Sheppard sits as the No. 45 outside linebacker and a three star recruit by Scout.com. Like some his teammates, Sheppard holds an impressive offer list with scholarships from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee. All the attention has been a lot for him early on, but is enjoying it at the same time as well.

"My recruitment is tough," Sheppard said. "Everybody is after me and coming after me with all these offers, so it has been kind of tough. I am enjoying the process and it makes me feel good, but it can keep you busy. I don't have a leader, but I am creating a top list right now and it will be coming soon. During this summer, I might go visit to LSU and Texas A&M."

With the huge boom in his recruitment, he credits it to his hard work on the football field, but still understands there are things he needs to work on.

"My past season went good," said Sheppard. "I had 90 tackles and 1 interception for a touchdown. I improved on my downhill tackling. I still need to work on my stance and coverage because I need to get a lower stance and I need to get more interceptions for touchdowns."


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