April 23, 2008

Price talks about his busy weekend

Sheldon Price was in Boulder to watch the Buffaloes' spring game last Saturday and then on Sunday he was on the campus of Southern Cal to attend a NIKE Training Camp.

The 6-foot-1.5, 158-pound cornerback from La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat enjoyed both experiences.

"I liked the environment at Colorado," he said. "The campus was real nice. The area surrounding the campus was real nice, too.

"Their coaching staff and all the players really seem up to the challenge of turning the program around and bringing Colorado back to success.

"I have always been interested in Colorado because they were one of the first schools to start recruiting me. They have a special place with me."

Price's performance at the NIKE Training Camp was impressive enough to earn him the Defensive Backs MVP Award.

"I was very happy with the way the NIKE camp went, I got to go up against some great competition," he said. "Getting the MVP boosted my confidence a lot. It made me feel like I am one of the top defensive backs on the west coast."

"It was a good group of DB's and he (Price) stood out when we started doing our SPARQ sessions," said NIKE camp secondary coach Eugene Jackson, a former defensive back at the University of Oregon. "When we started the one-on-ones, he stood out even more. He has a nose for the ball and was consistently coming up with plays. He's also long and rangy and could play safety down the line with a little more weight."

According to Price, he has drawn the most early recruiting interest from UCLA, Colorado, San Diego and Oregon. He said that UCLA and Colorado have both hinted that they might extend an offer.

What is Price looking for in a college?

"The biggest thing is I want to play in a top conference," he said. "The competitiveness in the top conferences is great and I want to be a part of that."

A first-team all-league and second-team all-area selection last fall as a junior, Price recorded 36 tackles, three interceptions, nine pass break ups and one fumble recovery.

His father Dennis Price played cornerback at UCLA and was selected by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 1988 NFL draft.

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