Profile - Cody Shear
Eugene, Oregon offensive lineman Cody Shear has continued to attract interest from schools around the country. Early Thursday morning Cody received a visit from one of those schools. The visit led to another offer for Shear.
Georgia Tech Coach Ron West was at Cody’s school to watch the beginning of their 6 AM practice. The early start time was to avoid the heat. An offer was extended to Shear following the practice. Coach West was extremely surprised that a big offensive lineman (6' 4"-285) like Cody could get to the second level so fast and move so well. Coach West feels that Cody would be a perfect fit at offensive tackle in the Tech offense. “I love Georgia Tech's offense and would love to play in it."
Cody was also invited to come to Atlanta for a visit. He plans to make that visit around June 14th after school lets out. “I’m really looking forward to the visit.” Cody has been talking to the Tech coaches and was surprised to see Coach West at his practice. “Coach (Paul) Johnson said Coach West would be coming but I didn't think it would be this soon. That shows me that they are interested in me and it has moved Georgia Tech into my top five for sure."
There is an Atlanta connection in the Shear family. Cody’s dad works for a company that has Home Depot as one of their clients. "He is always traveling to Atlanta.” That and the fact that Tech plays in the ACC and is known for their academics has caught Cody’s attention. Cody learned that Coach West was ready to take his commit. Cody was told that Tech would take his commit in a heartbeat.
The offer from Tech was number 26 for Shear. “I have Pac-12 and Mountain West offers but I also have offers on the East coast. Distance from home will not be a factor for Cody. Cody will be looking for a football program with a strong tradition. Academics will also play a role in his decision. “I want a school where I feel comfortable and I want the school to have coaches and players that have good chemistry. Finding a well-rounded school is Cody’s goal.
A decision from Cody could come by the end of July or sooner. “It’s quite possible that if the Georgia Tech trip goes as well as I think it will, that I could know by the end of the trip. I'll have to see how the trip goes."
Cody’s parents love the idea of his possibly heading East for college. "They know the value of a degree from Georgia Tech and they know how it will help me in the business world.” His parents also like how Coach Johnson and his staff take care of the academic side of things. “I think it would please them a lot. They would be very supportive of my decision and very happy for me."