At the recent NIKE Camp at USC this past Sunday, no player upped their stock more than La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat defensive back Sheldon Price. The talented corner shut down everyone he faced walking home with Camp MVP honors.
Price, 6-1.5, 155 pounds is one of the taller corners you'll see. He's very rangy, has long arms and has enough speed to turn and run with anyone. The comparison was made to former UCLA corner Carlton Gray by lead DB coach Michael Fletcher and that's pretty accurate.
For a corner so tall, Price has great hips and feet and has a huge upside to him. He's rail thin and will need to improve his upper body strength but the athlete showed he has the ability to play for any school out West and is good enough to come in and play immediately as well.
"I thought I did pretty well, the day couldn't have gone any better for me," Price said. "I really felt I was on top of my game all camp long. There were some really good receivers out there. Morrell Presley and Ricky Marvray were the two best I went up against but I thought I did well and had a great time competing out there."
Price earned 1st team all-league as a junior playing in one of the toughest league's in the state. He totaled 32 tackles and two picks and has as much upside as any corner in the state. When you project Price down the road and envision him with another 25 pounds on his 6-2 frame, it's easy to see why we're so high on him and feel he's a no brainer recruit for schools looking for corners.
"I'm still waiting for my first offer but I'm being recruited pretty heavily right now," Price said. "Colorado, UCLA, Oregon and Cal are the schools recruiting me the hardest. I attended Colorado's Junior Day last Saturday and really liked it a lot. I loved the campus and the scenery and it felt like home there.
"I've also been to San Diego State's Junior Day and had a good time there. It's close to home and I like the campus. I want to stay close to home so San Diego State would be a good fit for me. I'm going to UCLA's Spring game this Saturday and I think they could be close to offering me.
"My dad (Dennis) played for UCLA and that's the school I grew up rooting for. If they offered me, I would have to seriously think about jumping on it. At the same time, I kind of want to go through the process and take some trips but I do like UCLA a lot. Cal, Oregon, USC, Colorado and Notre Dame would be my other favorites. I'm going to camp with UCLA, USC and Oregon this summer so I have a lot going on right now."
Academically, Price is carrying a 2.6 GPA and scored a 1320 on the SAT.