Springdale (Ark.) Shiloh Christian wide receiver Eric Shaffer has been scoring touchdowns and fielding phone calls from several Division I-A programs during his senior season.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder has been hearing regularly from Army, Bowling Green, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Alabama, Arkansas and Rice. He has no written scholarship offers at this time.
But Army, which doesn't give football scholarships, has told Shaffer that they would like him to come to West Point and play football for the Black Knights of the Hudson River.
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Shaffer is waiting until after the season to sort out his options.
"I like all of (the schools that call) right now," Shaffer said. "All of those would be my favorites. I am going to sit down following the season and narrow my list down. I guess my final five will come from those schools that show the most interest."
Rice is the latest school to show interest in Shaffer, the No. 15 player in the preseason Arkansas top 20. Owls tight ends coach Theo Young is recruiting for Rice.
Shaffer has visited Arkansas twice unofficially this season, catching the Hogs' 28-24 loss to Vanderbilt on Sept. 10 and their 34-17 loss to Auburn on Oct. 15. He also visited Tulsa and watched the Golden Hurricane defeat SMU, 20-13, on Oct. 22.
For the season, Shaffer has 40 catches for 547 yards and eight touchdowns and 330 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He also has blocked a field goal and a punt this year.
Shiloh Christian is in the midst of a six-game winning streak and opens the first round of the state playoffs Friday night against Harrisburg.