Monday, June 1, 2015

Shohfi plays for envelopes and now lands two offers

J.P. Shohfi has gone from B2G 5-Star's and Southern California's most un-recruited talent to a rising Class of 2016 prospect who now holds two Football Championship Subdivision offers (photo by Lorenzo J. Reyna).  
J.P. Shohfi can now shed the label of "un-offered." 

The underrated Class of 2016 San Marino High School wide receiver said he's become the recipient of two scholarship pledges within the last two months, as Yale and Davidson University of the Football Championship Subdivision world have both extended a scholarship pledge to him. 

"Both of the schools have told me, openly, that I have an offer and a spot on their team," Shohfi said. 

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Shohfi caught 82 passes for 1,821 yards and 25 touchdowns last season. Despite his astronomical numbers, Shohfi went through a noiseless recruiting period from Dec. 2014 to April 2015, with no schools extending an offer to him during that time. 

Shohfi tried to market his name on the recruiting trail by linking up with the always talent hefty Beyond 2 Grand (B2G) 5-Star during this offseason period. Shohfi - even on a team with more heralded receivers Javon McKinley and Jack Jones plus their combined 40 scholarships between them - emerged as B2G 5-Star's most crisp route runner and deep threat during the 7on7 period.

Shohfi said he's relieved and more motivated than ever after snatching his first two offers.

"I'll admit that it's relieving to receive an offer, but I know that I have a lot more work to do and that I have to keep grinding,” Shohfi said. “I’m extremely motivated to keep working and earn more recognition and offers.”

Shohfi adds that he’s been “in a lot of contact with” Washington, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Colorado, Cal, Purdue, UCLA and Washington State.

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