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Nevada LB likes his options

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Las Vegas (Nev.) linebacker Colin Shumate is sitting on three scholarship offers right now and talked about an official visit he took back in October and where things are going right now for him.
Shumate, 6-1, 225 pounds is one of the top 10 players in the state in what is a deep year for talent in Nevada this year. The athlete has a nice combination of size, speed and is always around the ball.
He had a big junior season and has picked up right where he left off a year ago. Shumate has 100 tackles, 15 for loss, five forced fumbles and two sacks and Las Vegas will play in a state semi-final game this weekend.
"That's really where most of my focus is right now," Shumate said. "I really want to win a state championship and our team is playing well right now. Once our season is over, I'm going to get some senior film out to a lot of the colleges that have asked for it and hopefully a few more schools will think about an offer."
Shumate currently has offers from San Diego State, Colorado State and Wyoming and took an official visit to Boise State back on (Oct. 13).
"Boise State was a lot of fun and I liked the visit a lot," Shumate said. "They played Nevada that weekend and it was one of the highest scoring games ever I think. I loved the stadium and the city is a real college town. Everything there is all about Boise State football.
"It was a good first visit because now I'll know what to expect on my other trips. They're actually recruiting me as a fullback/H back rather than linebacker. I don't really play much fullback in our offense but I'm a good blocker and I'll play whatever gets me on the field.
"They haven't offered yet but they have stayed in contact with me and said they just want to see more senior film. San Diego State is the school that is recruiting me the hardest right now and I like them a lot.
"I'm definitely going to visit there. I like the city, I think they're a program on the rise and I like Coach Long a lot. I think once he gets all his players in, the program has the potential to really turn around.
"I'm also hearing from Arizona State and Nebraska and they have requsted film. For me, I'm just looking for the best fit. I'm not so much interested in record or how good a team is now but more so how good I think they'll be down the line and academics are big to me as well."
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