Huber Opens Recruitment Up

After an early commitment to UMass, St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) linebacker Shane Huber wanted to see what else was available so he opened his recruitment back up.

The more Shane Huber thought about his college decision, the more he wondered if he rushed into it.

So, Sunday he called the Massachusetts staff to de-commit and open his recruitment up.

"It was very difficult to do after building relationships with the staff," said Huber, a 6-foot-3 ½, 227 pound linebacker from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J. "I wasn't 100 percent comfortable there."

Huber doesn't have schools in mind, but he also isn't concerned since St. Peter's Prep is filled with talent and colleges will be coming through in droves in the coming weeks to check on underclassmen.

That will also give schools a chance to take a harder look at him.

"I am going to start contacting schools," Huber said. "But schools have been lingering around and talking to (St. Peter's) coach (Rich) Hansen and me. I'm going to start reaching out and hopefully some will be reaching out to me."

Prior to making a summer commitment to UMass, Huber also held offers from Navy, Temple and Central Florida. He said he isn't looking at any schools in particular.

"I'm extremely open to any school," said Huber, who is hoping his versatility adds interest. "I'm willing to do anything to get on the field. I'll play defensive line, linebacker, offense. Where ever schools see me fitting in. In recruiting some were seeing me as a fullback, H-back, tight end. Wherever I can contribute is where I want to play."

Huber is coming off a senior season in which he had 87 tackles, including 17 ½ for loss, and registered four sacks.

However, his decision will not be based solely on football.

"First off, I need great academics," Huber said. "I need one that is going to fit my academic needs. They have to have a great program in what I want, and I'm thinking sports management and business. Second, I want a great football program with rich tradition and coaching staff and support."

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