Clifton (Va.) Centreville offensive tackle Pat Sheil is one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia for 2005. Sheil, who now boasts 14 scholarship offers, has named a top three.
"Right now, I would have to say that Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Georgia are my the favorites. They are followed by Boston College and Notre Dame," said the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tackle who runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds.
Sheil boasts offers from traditional powers such as Oklahoma, Florida, and Miami. Does he have offers from all of his favorites?
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"I have offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Boston College in my lead group. Both Notre Dame and Georgia have said that they are close to offering me a scholarship."
Has Sheil visited all of his leaders?
"I have visited Virginia a lot of times and I was there this past weekend for their junior day. I had a great time there like I always do. I visited Virginia Tech this spring and I enjoyed seeing the coaches there as well. I have been to Georgia as well. I am going to visit Boston College later this month and I hope to make it out to Notre Dame."
What does Sheil look for in a school?
"I want to go to a school and be a part of a strong incoming class. Virginia has the strongest class right and they just landed Eugene Monroe from New Jersey. That definitely helps them. I just want to play great football, feel comfortable, and get a solid education in the process."
Sheil said he would like to decide by the start of his senior season.