MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Harry Sheezel of the Dragons in action during the NAB League Grand Final match between the Sandringham Dragons and the Dandenong Stingrays at Ikon Park on September 16, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Sandringham Dragons forward Harry Sheezel, a potential top-10 selection at November's National Draft, has spoken glowingly about a recent visit to St Kilda that included meeting a number of Saints stars.

Sheezel, who is currently completing his high school studies in the lead-up to draft season, has rocketed up draft rankings in past months and is making top-10 noise.

Sandringham Dragons coach Wayne Cripps recently spoke on AFL Trade Radio claiming Sheezel was closing the gap on favoured first overall pick, father-son prospect Will Ashcroft.

"I said from the start he'd start closing the gap on Will (Ashcroft) and I think he has," Cripps said.

"He has such x-factor, he's a match-winner. He's got some real bags of tricks as a forward.

"He's definitely a first-rounder."

The 17-year-old Sheezel grew up a Hawthorn supporter, like recent top Hawks draftee Josh Ward.

However, Moorabbin may well be where Sheezel wants to land if his recent comments are any indication.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: (Names L-R) Alwyn Davey of Vic Metro, Harry Sheezel of Vic Metro, Oliver Hollands of Vic Country and Jhye Clark of Vic Country pose for a photo during the 2022 National Development Championships U18 Boys media opportunity at The Hangar on June 24, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

The 184cm forward spoke on RSN on Tuesday, recounting a visit to Saints headquarters.

"[It] was an incredible experience, to be training and spending the whole day and seeing how they go about it, especially players like Jack Steele, Max King and Rowan Marshall, they were really good to me," Sheezel said.

"[They] offered me a lot of support and showed me, I guess, the way of an AFL footballer.

"I remember saying to Chris (Liberatore, NAB League Manager) at the end of the experience that 'I wish I could just stay', I liked it so much."

Pick 9 is currently St Kilda's earliest selection this year, and after hearing about Sheezel's joyful experience at Moorabbin, Saints list manager James Gallagher may be hoping the promising forward isn't taken too close to the top come November 28.