Because of basketball and track obligations, Butler (PA) defensive end/linebacker Tyrell Sales has not had the opportunity to show off his incredible athletic talent in combines or camps.
His first opportunity came this past weekend, when he attended the Nike Camp in Blacksburg, Virginia.
“It was nice,” said Sales. “This the first combine type camp that I’ve been to [this year]. I had a good time, and got to show myself a little bit. I felt like I did pretty good in the drills today. I feel pretty good about it.”
Sales planned on staying Saturday night to tour Blacksburg with fellow Pennsylvania standout AQ Shipley, who is also very interested in Virginia Tech. One week ago, Sales attended the Southern Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia, giving him the chance to view the University of Virginia. These events serve as great opportunities for the Butler standout to view different campuses, and will help him narrow his list in the near future.
“[Going to these events and taking unofficial visits] is definitely a great experience,” said Sales. “I get a chance to see all of the schools, and it’s good to see where I stand.”
At 6-4, 230 pounds, Sales can run a 4.6 in the 40 according to Butler head coach Garry Cathell. Prospects who combine that size and speed are often recruited by the nation’s best.
Sales, who adds intelligence and intensity to his size and speed, is no different. He has offers from Florida State, Penn State, Michigan, and a host of other schools. Virginia and Virginia Tech have verbally indicated that an offer will be available.
Following the Nike Camp, Sales said he is wide open, although hopes to narrow his list to five in the coming summer months.
“Not really, I’m pretty wide open,” said Sales when asked if he had any favorite schools. “I’m going to narrow it down (in May or June), but I’m not going to make an early decision. I want to see all of the schools. I’m going to narrow it down to my top 5, and then I’ll go and try to check out those schools and make my decision from there.”
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