Junior OL Prospect to Visit AU vs. Clemson

Brentwood Academy standout Graham Shuler talks about recruiting, his junior season and his visits.

Brentwood, Tenn.--Graham Shuler, who is expected to be one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Tennessee for the 2012 football signee class, says he is going to check out this weekend's inter-conference showdown as Clemson visits the Auburn Tigers.

"I am planning on being there and I am looking forward to it," Shuler says. "Last weekend I went to the Vanderbilt game (vs. LSU) and checked out everything over there."

Shuler will make the trip to Auburn after his Brentwood Academy team takes on Pope John Paul II?High from Hendersonville on Friday night.

"We are off to a great start this season," Shuler points out. "We are 4-0 and have been playing well. It will be important for us to keep our focus this week against a young team after playing so well the last two weeks."

At 6-5, 260 pounds with excellent strength and quickness plus strong academics, Shuler is attracting plenty of attention from college coaches even though he is still waiting on his first scholarship offer. He is putting together a highlight tape to send out to colleges and he has had plenty of dominating blocks so far this season for the college coaches to check out.

Shuler notes he has heard from just about every program in the SEC. "I would say about 25 colleges are recruiting me so far," he says.

One of those is Auburn where his father Rob was a starting offensive lineman on the 1983 SEC Championship team. The prospect made a trip to Auburn earlier this year to check out the annual A-Day spring game and points out that he is definitely interested in Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

He notes that he has been hearing from out of region colleges such as Kansas, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Virginia and Duke.

The junior can also play on the defensive line, but points out so far Brentwood Academy hasn't needed him there because his team has won by large margins. "I am still working some on defense in practice," he notes.

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