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Texas may still have a shot with No. 1 JUCO CB Kendall Sheffield

Well now, this is something.

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Once reportedly down to the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies, Blinn College cornerback Kendall Sheffield is apparently listening to the recruiting pitch from the Texas Longhorns now:

The 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction for the Longhorns was the second of the day, following GigEm247’s Taylor Hamm.

The development could be big news for new head coach Tom Herman and his staff, who have been working to get the nation’s top junior college cornerback on campus before he enrolls for the spring semester at the school of his choice.

The former Alabama Crimson Tide player and consensus five-star prospect out of Fort Bend Marshall in the 2015 class, Sheffield still has one official visit remaining after taking paid trips to Ohio State, TCU, Texas A&M, and USC during the fall. His final visit before the dead period was to Aggieland.

Following that visit, A&M was considered the leader, but that hasn’t resulted in a decision from Sheffield.

Texas jumped into the mix on November 30 by extending an offer to the 6’0, 180-pounder, who ranks the No. 4 junior college prospect nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

In August, Sheffield left Alabama for the junior college in Brenham, where former Texas defensive end Eddie Jones serves as the co-defensive coordinator/redshirt program coordinator.