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Sheldon Price is the corner back of the future. With great ball skills, impeccable footwork, hands like a receiver, and quickness to cover any receiver in the NCAA, Price is a prime candidate for another All Pac 12 selection. Oh, and I forgot to mention he stands at 6’2 and is as sure a tackler as they come.
Another Bishop Amat High school standout student athlete, lettering in football and track while at Bishop, Sheldon chose to further his education and athletic career at UCLA. Earning Prep Star All American honors as a senior, playing early and contributing as a freshman was one of Sheldon’s many goals when he stepped on campus. With 11 starts under his belt as a freshman Sheldon earned UCLA’s John Boncheff Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year. He was later recognized by The Sporting News’, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.
When you meet Sheldon, right away you notice his big smile and charming personality. He passes what I like to call the “athletic eye-ball test.” Meaning he looks like an athlete at first sight; but football player and cornerback? At 6’2 most people would call him a wide receiver, a quarterback, how about a shooting guard. Athletic enough to play any skill position on the field, Sheldon is a natural corner. I have never worked with a kid who was that tall for his position but played quicker and faster than corners smaller than him. Sheldon’s ability to track the ball when its in the air along with his height and jumping ability makes him a real weapon on the UCLA defense.
Next season will be a break out season for Sheldon. Working with him this offseason he clearly has stepped his game up, and is up for any challenge the Pac 12 may bring. He seems to have a better understanding for the game of football and his position much better this year than he has in the past. Working heavily on his press technique this offseason, with his long arms, it will be hard for any wide receiver at any size to get off the ball. Do not be surprised this year if you see Sheldon shadowing every opponent’s best receiver, especially in crunch time.
Shout out to Sheldon Price…. another Stars Athlete, and proud member of the #DREAMTEAM™
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