Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside wide receiver Slick Shelley is one of the most physically gifted prospects in the Southeast. He already has an impressive list of offers and heard from several schools Wednesday night.
“I got calls from Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU and Tulsa tonight,” Shelley said. “All of those schools have offered. I really enjoyed talking to each school quite a bit. They all seemed like really nice guys who are honest.”
Last season, Shelley caught 62 passes for 873 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also returned 21 kickoffs for 611 yards (29.1 yard average) and one touchdown. As a sophomore, he caught 56 passes for 1,019 yards and 15 touchdowns, as he helped lead his team to the Class 5A Championship.
“Right now I don’t want to say that I have any favorites or anything,” Shelley said. “I am just trying to stay open and look at all of my options. I just want to take all of my official visits and see where I fit in best.”
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Shelley has won numerous honors, having been named to the Jonesboro Sun’s AP Arkansas Super Team as a sophomore. Last season, the Orlando Sentinel named him an honorable mention wide receiver on their 2003 All-Southern Football Team.
“I am going to start thinking about narrowing down my list and setting up my official visits sometime in the next month probably,” Shelley said.