Junior To Watch: AQ Shipley
School: Moon Township (PA) Moon Area
Position: Defensive tackle/center
Size and speed: Shipley is 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds.
Honors: Shipley was named all-state and was a unanimous selection for all-conference for the third straight season.
Statistics: Shipley recorded 70 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and five sacks at defensive tackle while making 97 pancake blocks as a center.
Favorite schools: Pitt, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, West Virginia, Syracuse, North Carolina
Skinny: Shipley is one of the top two-way linemen on the east coast. He has already received offers from Pitt, Penn State, Michigan State, Syracuse, North Carolina, West Virginia and a few MAC schools. Ohio State has been in contact with Shipley quite a bit recently and the Buckeyes are making a good impression upon him.
"They're the defending national champs so that's going to get your attention," he said. "They're a great program."
However, Shipley is taking a look at everyone.
"I'm going to weigh all my options and see who offers me before I start to narrow things down," he said. "Obviously the local schools and the Big Ten programs are attractive, but I need to take a look at everything."