Offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts has taken in some of the greatest sights and sounds in college football and he's only a junior in high school.
He attended the Ohio State-Texas game and just got back from the Texas A&M-Oklahoma contest last weekend in College Station, Texas. If permitting, he will check out the "Collision in Columbus," the much-anticipated Ohio State-Michigan game. If Klein's playoff game happens to fall on Friday night, the 2008 star will see the "I" dotted in person.
"We might end up at the game if he doesn't have a playoff game that Saturday," father Bret Shugarts said. "He really liked this weekend's game. The atmosphere was unbelievable and I think he is really going to see how Texas A&M progresses over the next year.
"He met the offensive coordinator and got on the field for pre-game. They were also the first offer he got."
Shugarts (6-7, 285-pounds) met Cypress Fairbanks running back Sam McGuffie at the game, another highly-rated 2008 Houston-area prospect. McGuffie had just come off a 370 yards, eight-touchdown performance the night before against Cypress Creek.
"I know the two have been emailing each other during the season and this was the first time they met in person," Shugarts said. "He seems like a really good kid."
Shugarts plans on narrowing his list to around six during the Christmas holidays. The formula could be two schools from each of the SEC, Big 12 and Big 10 conferences.