Towering lineman talks about why he picked Army

ArmySports.com talked with David Shore, a big lineman from Pine Tree high school in Longview, Texas. Shore talks about why he chose Army over Air Force and describes some of his exploits on the prep level.

David Shore (6-6, 230) is a fine offensive line prospect that recently committed to Bobby Ross and the United States Military Academy. Air Force, TCU and a host of Division I-AA teams hoping to gain his services also heavily recruited Shore.

Shore's honors at Pine Tree include All-District and All-East Texas honors as a offensive lineman his junior season and All-District honors as a defensive lineman after his senior season.

Shore, who served as team Captain this past season, got his first scouting report of West Point from a high school friend who is currently a plebe at the academy. The friend had great things to say about West Point. Army assistant coach Wally Ake visited with Shore in Longview in the spring. In February David visited the academy and then coach Ake and Shore kept in contact over the summer by phone. Ultimately, Shore decided on Army, "I had been looking at the whole career and it just seems perfect to me. I wouldn't have thought of it two years ago but as I was talking to Coach Ake about it, it just seemed like it appealed to me more and more every day".

Shore, who has great footwork but admits he needs to get stronger, was impressed with the weight training facilities at West Point. "That was the nicest weight room I've ever seen. West Point's weight room was unbelievably better than TCU's. I liked the campus and just the whole atmosphere up there," said the towering lineman.

Shore, who expects to be utilized as an offensive tackle at Army, is a member of the National Honor Society and has also lettered in basketball.


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