Schuman hones his prep skills at Burleson High School, which is located roughly 45 miles from Dallas. Colorado defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat is the main point of contact for CU with the 2017 lineman who might be flying at little under the radar, as much as one can fly under the radar at 6-foot-3, 275 pounds.
“The 10th, 11th and 12th of December,” Schuman said on when he plans to take an official to CU, adding the Buffs believe he can play any position on the D-line.
“I’ve been talking to them a lot. I just texted them yesterday after they beat Stanford, telling coach Jeffcoact, the D-line coach, good game and everything.”
Jeffcoat and the CU coaching staff are looking forward to bringing Schuman to Boulder; maybe show off a touch of snow on the Flat Irons. The Burleson big man could also take officials to Colgate and Rice.
“[Jeffcoat] just really talks to me about how much they want me to come up there and see what’s up, be a part of the Buffaloes,” Schuman continued.
“I’ve heard from Colgate, Hamilton-York and Rice down here in Houston. Air Force talks to me every now and then and I have an offer from New Mexico, but I haven’t talked to them in awhile.”
Schuman added Jeffcoat was the one who offered for the Buffs and there's been contact with a handful of CU’s coaches. The Texas hopeful wanted to camp at CU this past summer, but he wasn’t able to make the trek. Boy is he pumped to visit this winter.
“That’s why I’m so excited about this official in December,” Schuman said on not making it to the camp.
“I’ve talked to coach [Mike] MacIntyre, I’ve talked to coach [Jim] Leavitt and I’ve talked to coach [Klayton] Adams the offensive lines coach. I’ve talked to loads of them.”
Burleson is struggling to the tune of 3-5 this season and Schuman believes he’s having a strong personal campaign. He wants his his squad to “tighten up” and make the Texas 5A playoffs. Committing to a college will likely come after the prep season and/or after that official visit to CU.
“I know that I want to commit sometime after the season, but I’m going to have to base it off how much I like it,” Schuman said.
Colorado’s rise on the field has piqued the interest of this 2017 prospect. Schuman could see himself donning the black and gold and grey and white and whatever jersey combinations the Buffs roll out on Saturdays.
“They’re doing really well. They were telling me that they were going to be good this season because it was their first year having all their own recruits. It’s good to see them do well. That defense is something special,” Schuman said of CU.
The Texas product grew up a Georgia fan, some how, he’s attended a lot of TCU games due to proximity to home and his orange isn’t burnt, attempt at a UT joke. Schuman is taking pre-med classwork in high school and he hopes to be an anesthesiologist after his playing days are over. Fostering a sense of home on CU’s campus could be the closer for the Buffs.
“They’re not really pressuring me into it, which I appreciate because it’s kind of a big decision. Colorado is about a 13-hour drive from my house, so it’s a little far from home,” Schuman continued on CU.
“I’m not going to let that play a factor if it’s where I feel like I’m home.”