Shanahan, who averaged 17.5 ppg and was named All PG-East and All Trib-Class AAAA last season, was recruited for basketball by Duquesne, Robert Morris, Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bucknell, Buffalo, Colgate, Lehigh, Vermont, and according to Scout.com's Bob Lichtenfels, Michigan where former West Virginia coach John Beilein was interested in bringing Shanahan to the Big Ten.
It was in football, where he had 35 receptions for 709 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall, that he received the most interest from power conference schools: in addition to Pitt, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Penn State, Stanford, Vanderbilt and W.Va. of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and SEC were after the two-sport star.
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Note: Former Duquesne assistant coach John Mahoney, who was the Mountaineers Director of Basketball Operations under Beilein, is entering his second year as an assistant coach with the Wolverwines.
- Football profile
- PG: Pitt nets 3 from WPIAL
- Trib: Norwin senior Shanahan picks hoops, loves football