Ed Orgeron and LSU’s recruiting staff continued its run of success at this week’s Elite Camp, with tight end Zach Sheffer marking the third commitment earlier today.
Sheffer is a 6-3, 230-pound prospect from Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach. He’s rated a composite three star, but has offers from Ohio State (to whom he was considered a heavy lean), Michigan, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina among others.
That continues a recent trend in LSU’s class, with lower-rated prospects who have the scholarship offers of blue-chippers. Of course the evaluation process is still incredibly fluid outside of the highest-end prospects. And with tight ends reportedly increasing in importance in Matt Canada’s offense, this would be a valuable depth pick up. The fact that programs like Auburn and Ohio State are interested suggests that Sheffer fits as more of an H-back. Let’s investigate.
Definitely more of a space tight end than in-line — as you can see he’s split out wide on most of his first few highlights. Nice arm length for his height, and comfort attacking the ball. Soft hands as a receiver. Not afraid to be physical, either, and seems to understand leverage in his blocking. Definitely more of a receiving option though. The type of player that can be versatile in certain offenses.