Jersey ATH Has Duke Offer; Takes Visits

Long Branch (N.J.) junior Miles Shuler currently holds two scholarship offers and he feels like a few more may be in the mail soon. The dual-threat quarterback spoke to about his offers and his likely position switch in college.

Long Branch (N.J.) junior quarterback Miles Shuler knows that at 5-foot-11 and 170-pounds, his future is not likely to be as a college quarterback. Shuler has offers as a running back and as a wide receiver. With his (4.40) speed anything is possible. "Duke was the first school to offer me," Shuler said. "It meant a lot to me to get that first scholarship offer and to get one that early was surprising. I know Duke is rebuilding with a new coach (David) Cutcliffe. I think he is going to be successful there and I like what they are doing."

Northwestern also offered Shuler and he feels that is a team that could use his skills as well as anyone.

"Northwestern just got a real big win over Iowa," Shuler stated. "If I would play wide receiver in college they would be a very good fit for me and they are a very good academic school."

Shuler has criteria that he is looking at in each school and academics will play a large role in his decision making process.

"I just want to make sure that I am comfortable with the school and the campus," Shuler explained. "It just has to feel like home to me. I would like to become a pharmacist, so any school that I choose will have to have a good pharmacology program. I'm not worried about the location. I don't think I'm the type of kid that will get homesick."

Rutgers is another program that Shuler has paid attention to. He visited the Scarlet Knights when they took on South Florida.

"Rutgers is close to home," Shuler said. "I spoke with Joe Susan a few days ago and he seems like a very good guy. I just felt a very good vibe with him. I haven't gotten to speak with Greg Schiano yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I really want to see if Rutgers is a school that I will like.

"I'm expecting them (Rutgers) to offer real soon," Shuler continued. "One of their offensive coaches came to see me play on Saturday and I did pretty well, so we'll see. We played Manasquan and they were undefeated and we beat them 21-14. I had 200 yards rushing and 230 yards passing against them.

Long Branch is (7-2) and Shuler estimates that he has 820 yards rushing and nine touchdowns and around 780 yards passing and eight touchdowns.

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