Nation's Top Corner Makes the Cut

Nation's Top Corner Makes the Cut

His recruitment has been played close to the vest, but on Thursday, Missouri City (Texas) Marshall five-star defensive back Kendall Sheffield, Scout's top overall cornerback prospect, cut his list down to twelve...

One of the country's top uncommitted prospects is five-star cornerback Kendall Sheffield out of Missouri City (Tex.), who is also Scout's top overall cornerback prospect in the 2015 class.

The 6-foot, 181-pound Sheffield has picked up dozens of offers throughout his recruitment, and though he's played the process close to the vest, the talented athlete cut his list down to 12 on Thursday afternoon.

Sheffield was quick to say that he has no leaders and was announcing the finalists in alphabetical order: Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, and USC.

While it will likely be a while before Sheffield cuts down the list again, one thing is certain: whatever team lands the athlete is getting a huge addition to their secondary.

Says Scout national recruiting analyst Greg Powers of Sheffield, "he is a blistering fast prospect, posting an elite laser-time of 4.36 in the 40-yard dash. He is the type of corner who has the size and the skill set to develop in to a guy you can put out on the island and play one-on-one against the other team's most dangerous weapon at receiver.

"He is not the most physical player on the defense, but has quickness in and out of his breaks and can quickly get in position to stop plays in the flats."

This summer, the athlete told Powers that a handful of things will play into his decision.

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"I would say that the school that feels like home and the school that I build the best relationship with coaches. I want to have a strong relationship with the position coach. Academics will be a big thing," he said.

Sheffield has previously said that he will be announcing his final decision at the Under Armour All-American Game.

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