It doesn’t look like former 5-star Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield will be headed back to the SEC.
Sheffield picked Ohio State over Texas A&M, his other finalist, on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton. Sheffield spent 2016 at Blinn College after transferring from Alabama after the 2015 season.
“After a great season at Blinn College, and an exciting recruiting process, I have decided to finish my collegiate career at The Ohio State University,” Sheffield told ESPN. “I am excited to join Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, and look forward to helping Buckeye Nation return to the College Football Playoff.”
Sheffield is the No. 4 JUCO player in the country and the No. 1 JUCO cornerback. He committed to Alabama as the No. 4 cornerback in the country and the No. 20 player overall. After redshirting the 2015 season, Sheffield opted to transfer to Blinn with an eye on re-joining a Power 5 team for 2017.
The Houston native recorded 31 tackles, 11 pass breakups and two interceptions this season at Blinn, along with a punt return and a kick return for a touchdown.