November 28, 2009

Shuler turning to recruiting

With his junior season over and his school's annual Thanksgiving Day game behind him, Miles Shuler is starting to turn his focus to recruiting.

The 5-foot-11, 173-pound athlete lines up at quarterback for Long Branch, N.J., and he accounted for two offensive touchdowns in his team's final game, one of which was through the air.

Despite his success behind center in high school so far, Shuler knows his future is at a skill position in college. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, and college coaches covet that kind of speed on the outside, because it just can't be taught.

"I'm going to start taking my visits this upcoming spring," Shuler explained. "I'm going to be in the weight room getting ready for the U.S. Army All-American combine. I'm not really worried about my speed, because I feel good about that. I'm going to try to put on about ten pounds of muscle, because I'm not going to be a quarterback in college."

Duke and Northwestern have extended scholarships to Shuler, and because of that he plans on visiting each of those schools whenever the opportunity arises. He has also been receiving heavy interest from Stanford and Rutgers.

"I definitely want to go (visit) Rutgers, because that's my home state college," he said. "Right now I don't have a favorite. I have to actually go to all the colleges to see how I feel and determine if it feels like home."

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