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Big Ten tour for star Texas junior

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Klein offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts is considered by many to be one of the top five overall prospects in the Texas class of 2008. And while some feel he is going to be very tough to pry away from the Texas Longhorns, that doesn't mean every effort won't be made by several Big Ten schools to land this standout.
The 6-foot-7 and 290-pound Shugarts made a Midwest swing last week and visited three Big Ten schools.
"I flew into State College, Pa., and visited Penn State," Shugarts said. "Then I drove to Michigan and went to their four day camp. Then I stopped in at Ohio State.
"I'm very interested in all three."
Shugarts has relatives that live in Pennsylvania.
"After the Ohio State camp we drove back to Pennsylvania," he said. "Penn State has a very good program."
Shugarts talked about the Wolverines and Buckeyes as well.
"I liked the Michigan camp," he said. "I talked to the coaches. It's a very good school.
"Ohio State is great," he said. "It's awesome. The new facilities they have are nicer than anything in the nation I've seen so far."
Shugarts has an impressive list of schools he is interested in.
"Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State," he said. "And Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and Oklahoma. All those schools have verbally offered except Texas, Oklahoma and Ohio State."
It probably won't be too long till the rest of Shugarts list and many others offer this super junior.
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