ORLANDO, Fla. - Tampa (Fla.) Plant finished their season winning their last game, knocking off Miramar (Fla.) in the Class 8A State Championship. A major reason why the Panthers came out on top was the play of their offensive line, including senior Nathan Shienle.
"Our offensive line coach, Coach (Sean) Love, he always tells us that this team is only going to go as far as the offensive line takes us," Shienle said. "So to do what we did against that team, that was important for us."
For the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Shienle, his senior year was a grind but the growth of he and his teammates can be attributed to the effort they made throughout the season to improve as individuals and a team.
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"We came a long way during the year," Shienle said. "We worked really hard to get to this point."
Shienle, who could play offensive guard or tackle at the next level, hasn't seen his recruitment pick up much throughout his senior season.
"It has been around the same," Shienle said. "I have the three offers and I am talking to some of the Ivy League schools too. I have offers from Tulane, East Carolina, and Eastern Michigan. I talk Tulane moreso than anybody else from that group."
The Sunshine State prospect has yet to hit the road to take any official visits, but he intends to throughout January.
"Penn, Cornell, and Tulane are trying to set up visits," Shienle said. "Nothing is set up yet though."
At this time, Shienle claims no leader.