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Big PA wideout lands two offers

It's hard to overlook 6-foot-5, 205-pound wide receiver Mike Shanahan out of North Huntingdon (Pa.) Norwin. It's no surprise then that Shanahan holds two offers already early in the recruiting process.
"I have two offers from Akron and West Virginia," he said. "I got the one from West Virginia in February and then Akron was last month. I'm really excited about both of them, but I also play basketball too and am getting interest there. I'm not sure what sport I'll play in college."
Akron has also offered Shanahan in basketball and they are currently the only college to do so.
"I have one offer from Akron," he said. "I have been talking to Vermont, Bucknell, Robert Morris, Michigan, William & Mary and others.
"I've been keeping my options open and want to see how it all works out. I don't think I'd like to play both. I'll decide on which sport I want to play by the end of summer and then go from there."
Last season Shanahan earned first team all-AAAA and section MVP after recording 18-points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Back to football, plenty of other colleges are eyeing Shanahan besides the Mountaineers and Zips.
"I'm getting interest from Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Indiana and Toledo. That's mainly it," he said. "I can say I did grow up a fan of Pit, but I'm not sure who my favorites are now. If they offer I'd probably look at them more than most and I think they are close."
There's no question the Keystone State prospect will get his chances to play college sports. What does he want in a school?
"Either way, I want to get playing time," he said. "I also want to develop a good relationship with the coaching staff and then academics are important too. Those are the three big things. Distance does play a minor part, the closer the better although it's not a big factor."
Due to AAU, Shanahan will likely miss most camps and combines this summer.
Last season he earned first team all-conference after registering 36 receptions for 698 yards and nine total touchdowns. He posted three interceptions on defense.
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