BYU Lands Verbal from North Carolina Defensive Back for 2014

Mike Shelton, a defensive back from North Carolina announced on Twitter tonight that he is committed to BYU for the 2014 class.


Shelton was a two year starter for the Wolverines in Raleigh, North Carolina. Standing at 5’10 165 pounds Shelton was being recruited by BYU, Utah, and Oregon State.

According to Shelton’s twitter feed, Shelton will finish his Senior year of high school in the state of Utah.  Which school will he attend isn’t known at this time, but apparently he is doing it on his own.

Shelton is the ninth commitment in the 2014 class and the first defensive back to commit to the class.

BYU recently offered a defensive back from the state of Texas in Courtland Sutton.  Sutton will be visiting BYU in the coming months.

Shelton highlights form his Junior season.

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  • Troy Schoonover

    I remember someone idiotically criticizing Chris Carter by saying “All he does is catch touchdowns.” I would compliment Michael Shelton by saying it looks like all he does is catch interceptions for touchdowns.”

    • Mitch Harper

      I like that comparison. He sure looks like a play maker.

      • Troy Schoonover

        I’d love to hear more about his decision to move to Utah for his Senior year, especially since it sounds like his family is not going with him. With whom will he be living?

        • Robert Joaquin Foster

          Going to Utah is still up to his mom. He has a strong Church family there but staying in NC maybe what his mom wants. What his mom wants matters more than anything.

          • Mitch Harper

            Absolutely. Whatever he chooses hope he has a great senior year of High School. Special time in a young mans life.

  • svutility

    He hits hard as a tackler as well. Fun to watch how strong he is for 165 lbs. Good frame to put muscle on when he works with a solid strength and conditioning coach as well. Reminds me of Brian Logan but a tad taller. Great commitment!

    • Mitch Harper

      Always exciting to get a player that hails from a part of the country BYU usually doesn’t get commits from. 2014 class is shaping up to be a good one.