Just days after landing their 18th commitment, Ohio State football claimed No. 19 with four-star cornerback and return specialist Kendall Sheffield. The 6’0, 185 player out of Missouri City, TX’s decision came to light Tuesday.
After initially committing and enrolling at Alabama back in 2015, he redshirted his freshman year and decided to transfer to Blinn College in 2016. Blinn’s the same junior college that produced Cam Newton. His one season with the Buccaneers resulted in 31 total tackles, 11 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions -- in addition to a punt return for a touchdown and another score off a kick return. Having already earned his associate’s degree, he has three years of eligibility left to play two.
Sheffield is the overall fourth best recruit available from the JUCO ranks — he’s also ranked first at his position and second from the state of Texas, according to 247 Composite Rankings. He fielded offers from three schools in his state -- Texas A&M, Texas and TCU — and another from USC.
With so much of Ohio State’s secondary declaring early for the 2017 NFL Draft, there is plenty of room on the depth chart for some new talent.