Three pursuing Shienle

Tampa (Fla.) Plant offensive tackle Nathan Shienle added an offer from a Conference USA program earlier this week.
"East Carolina is my most recent offer," Shienle said. "They are my third offer."
East Carolina joins Eastern Michigan and Tulane in offering the offensive tackle.

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The 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive lineman has had unique contact with each of the schools at this point in the process. He visited East Carolina earlier this week, has spoken on the phone with an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, and exchanged e-mails with an assistant coach at Tulane.
Shienle, who participated in the Nike Football Training Camp at Duke University on Sunday, talked about his short trip over to East Carolina after that event.
"East Carolina was really nice," Shienle said. "They have a really nice weight room. They are really committed to having a good weight room and a good (strength) program. The stadium was nice and they fill it up a lot. They have committed a lot of money to their athletics."
With regards to Eastern Michigan, Shienle has spoken with assistant coach Kurt Anderson.
"I have called him once or twice, just getting to know him," Shienle said. "We are just kind of trying to get to know one another. He has told me about their offense a little bit."
As for Tulane, he is in the early stages of building a relationship with their coaching staff and learning more about the Green Wave.
"I have been e-mailed Coach (Doug) Lichtenberger some," Shienle said. "We are just kind of chatting and getting to know one another too. I am also planning to call their offensive line coach (Mark Hutson) once school is out."
At this stage, Shienle claims no leader for his services.
This summer, he plans to camp at Miami on June 5th as well as take a trip to a camp at Vanderbilt. Other visits are likely but not determined at this time.