Top Prospect to Wait on Decision

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Centreville (Clifton, VA) offensive tackle prospect Pat Sheil sat down with his Head Coach, Mike Skinner, recently to discuss a possible decision. What he concluded in the conversation is that he may not be ready to make a decision before the start of his senior season and may now wait until the Fall to make a decision.

“I’m sitting on it right now,” Sheil said of a possible decision. “I sat down with my coach and he asked if I was ready. I said ‘no’ and he asked if I’d be ready by next week and I said ‘probably not,’ so he said ‘I guess it’s going to be a while then.’ I’ve decided to maybe wait until the Fall to make my decision.”

The decision to wait may take some pressure off for Sheil, who had previously wanted to announce his choice before September.

“Yeah it’s a little bit relaxing,” Sheil said of his decision to wait. “Everyone was always asking me, ‘who are you going to choose?’ Now they aren’t.”

Sheil says he may make a few official visits but is not sure right now. If he feels he needs to take a few official trips, he’ll likely do so.

“I’ll probably wait and see [if I’m going to take official visits],” Sheil said. “It would be a lot of fun to take them. I mean you can’t see a Miami just any day of the week. I might, but in the end, if I have a decision made then I won’t take any visits.”

Boston College, Georgia, and Virginia Tech continue to be favorites for Sheil, who has added another school to make a top four.

“My top favorites are those three and UVa,” Sheil said. He is still considering offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Miami as well.

UVa was an early favorite but has recently fallen behind the aforementioned three programs. It appears UVa is now back in the mix for the state’s top offensive line prospect.

“The first problem was that I was getting away from them,” Sheil said of UVa. “I visited them a long time ago so the other schools are fresh in my mind. I have a lot of friends that go there. I’ve talked to Chris Long a couple of times. The coaches are honest and up front with me and that means something. The mail I get from them reassures me that I’m a top recruit for them. One of the letters that really hit home was from Al Golden, and it just reminded me that they were the first to offer me and that I was one of the first recruits they offered. The letter was