Sheehy brings the heat off the edge for Blinn

A defensive lineman to keep an eye on this spring is Blinn DE John Sheehy (6-5, 260). After a solid freshman season, the talented prospect already has a couple of schools looking his way and he updated recently on where things stand...

Sheehy enjoyed a solid prep career at Leander (Austin, Tx.) High School, but was lightly recruited out of high school.

"I signed with Cisco, but when I got there, I just wasn't happy," Sheehy admitted to "I was there about two weeks and it just wasn't the right fit for me and I was ready to give up football, but then when I got a job and started working, I just realized how much I missed football, so I decided to start looking at JUCO programs again.

"I researched all of the schools and Blinn was close to home and it always produces great players, so I figured if I was going to give it another try, this is the place I wanted to be."

As a freshman in 2011, Sheehy had a solid season, starting two games, but seeing as many reps as a starter, posting 32 tackles and five sacks from his strongside defensive end spot.

"I was in the rotation a lot and that helped me get into the flow of games so that was good," Sheehy noted. "I was the guy who was double-teamed and I was expected to play the run strong and when I got a chance to rush the quarterback, I needed to get after him."

With his ideal size to go along with a quick first step, a couple of schools have showed interest so far this offseason.

"I've talked to Kansas State and to Oklahoma State so far," Sheehy noted. "I don't have any offers yet, but I know a lot of schools will be out here this spring and that will be a time when I hope more schools start to take a look.

"This offseason I'm working a lot on my speed. We are getting ready to do our testing, so I'm not sure on where it's at right now, but my speed has been a focus and I'm continuing to do that."

While Sheehy has been hard at work out on the field, he has also been focused in the weight room posting a 370-pound bench press, a 475-pound squat a d a 315-pound power-clean.

He is on pace to finish up his AA degree in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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