Preseason practice has started around the state of Texas and some top prospects have been squeezing in a few final visits before focusing in on the 2013 season.
Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall 2015 cornerback Kendall Sheffield is one highly coveted prospect who made a few visits over the last few weeks with recent stops at Texas A&M twice, Texas, and Baylor.
Sheffield, who already holds offers from several of the nation's top football programs, began his trip with a Wednesday stop to Texas A&M and ended it with a quick return trip to College Station.
"I liked it a lot. I was with the DBs and the DB coach, (secondary) coach (Marcel) Yates," Sheffield said. "I went to their scrimmage that Saturday and hung out on the sidelines and talked to all the players and coaches."
What stood out about the visit?
"I would say the players," Sheffield said. "They were a whole lot bigger on the sidelines and the game was a lot faster."
The second stop on the trip was visit to Austin to check out Texas.
"It was fun," Sheffield said. "I got to hang out with coach (Mack) Brown and (defensive backs) coach Duane Akina. We sat in a DB meeting and the whole defensive meeting and watched practice in the bubble. Coach Akina, he's very knowledgeable about DBs and their technique and everything like that," Sheffield said.
Finally, Sheffield stopped through Waco on Saturday to check out the Baylor Bears.
"I liked Baylor," Sheffield said. "They had nice facilities. It was the first time I went up there and I enjoyed it."
The thing that impressed Sheffield most about Baylor was the pace of the Bears' offense.
This weekend Sheffield plans to visit TCU, and during the season he plans to take a couple of unofficial visits.
"We're going to watch Notre Dame when they play Arizona State at Cowboys Stadium and we're going to LSU when they play Florida," Sheffield said.
When it comes to recruiting, Sheffield is not claiming any leaders at this point. He is ready to hit the field and begin the 2013 season at Marshall. The Buffaloes began practice on Monday and are aiming high after a strong run through the playoffs in 2013. Sheffield has his sights set on all-district and all-state honors, but of course the ultimate goal is to claim a state championship.
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