Linebacker Shane Huber of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep had managed to sail under the recruiting radar up to this point, but after picking up his first two offers yesterday and then attending a junior day today, his name is definitely in the limelight now.
Huber, 6-foot-3 and 233-pounds, picked up his first two offers from Central Florida and Temple yesterday, and now has a number of other schools in the chase.
"Everything is going good," said Huber. "I'm getting a lot of interest from West Virginia, BC, UConn, Temple, Rutgers, Virginia, South Florida and South Carolina."
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Earlier today Huber had a chance to take his first junior day visit to West Virginia.
"The visit went really well," said Huber. "I got to speak to Coach Holgorsen, Coach DeForest, the new defensive coordinator, and Coach Roberts. We got a tour of all the facilities and got to go to the West Virginia/Louisville basketball game."
A few specific parts of the day stood out to Huber.
"The facilities really impressed me," said Huber. "Everything from the weight room to the locker room was state of the art, and they're even restructuring the weight room. Also the fan support was great at the game."
Huber is still trying to figure out his next visit.
"This upcoming weekend I'm planning on taking a visit to Rutgers, Central Florida, BC or possibly Temple," said Huber. "I have to make the decision with my father this week."
On these visits, Huber is definitely keeping his eyes open for a few specific things.
"I'm looking for a solid academic experience," said Huber. "I'd like to major in sports management or business, so I'm looking for a school with a great academic reputation and a strong sense of community. I'm looking for a program that has a good fit for my abilities and a place where I feel most comfortable in terms of the coaching staff helping me reach my full potential. I am also looking forward to being able to contribute early."
Huber, who is being recruited as an inside linebacker, also gave a recap of his junior season.
"I finished with 65 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery," said Huber. "I started all 11 games as an inside linebacker and in week five I started as a fullback as well. I finished the season second on the team in tackles and earned All-Conference and All-County honors."