Elite 2012 CB Up to Five Offers

Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback Tee Shepard was the top cover corner at the Stanford NFTC earlier this month. And despite not playing the 2009 season, the elite 2012 prospect has raked in five verbal offers, none bigger than his latest from Notre Dame…

Tee Shepard (6-1, 175) was a varsity starter for Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union as a freshman in 2008. He transferred to Central last year but had to sit out the season.

Starting at the Las Vegas Bader/New Level 7on7 in March, Shepard showed he could cover the best receivers in the West. But he solidified his position as one of the top cornerbacks in the 2012 class by locking receiver after receiver at the Stanford NFTC.

Despite not walking away with the MVP trophy, most agreed no one was more impressive than Shepard.

And college coaches are already taking notice.

On Thursday, Shepard added his biggest verbal offer to date.

"Notre Dame offered Tee," said Fresno Central assistant coach Tony Perry.

Shepard called and spoke with Irish tight end coach Mike Denbrock after practice on Thursday. Notre Dame joins Arizona, Arizona State, Eastern Michigan, and UNLV as his verbal offers.

Perry, who has coached over 30 D1 defensive backs in the high school and JC ranks, says Shepard is the best at this stage of their career.

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