Shayne Skov Talks Recruiting

Shayne Skov is a big wide receiver and defensive back from Trinity-Pawling School. Trinity-Pawling is a private school located in Pawling, New York. Shayne is 6' 3" and weighs 230 pounds. He's been timed at 4.59 in the forty . Because of his size, Shayne is being recruited by most colleges to play linebacker. Scout.com talked with Shayne to find out how his recruitment is progressing.

Shayne Skov is a big wide receiver and defensive back from Trinity-Pawling School. Trinity-Pawling is a private school located in Pawling, New York. Shayne is 6' 3" and weighs 230 pounds. He's been timed at 4.59 in the forty . Because of his size, Shayne is being recruited by most colleges to play linebacker. Scout.com talked with Shayne to find out how his recruitment is progressing.

Shayne, what are your measurables?

"I am 6' 3" and weigh 230-231 pounds. My current forty time is 4.59."

What schools are recruiting you?

"I am hearing from Vanderbilt, Boston College, Stanford, Northwestern Virginia, Notre Dame and I was hearing from Georgia Tech but they picked up two linebackers as verbals. I would be interested in them if they started recruiting me once again."

How many offers do you have?

"I have offers from all the schools I just listed, seven total right now, and I understand that I will be getting more in the future. I know once you go to camps you generate offers from various schools from that perspective."

Which teams would you consider your leaders?

"Of the teams recruiting me at this point and time, I would say that Vanderbilt, Stanford, and Virginia are my top three. However I have a soft verbal to Stanford but I am looking around to make sure I will make the best decision."

What are your main factors for deciding on which college you will attend?

"I really have only two that are that important to me. They are academics. I want a good education. Plus, I want to have good relationships with not only the coaches but the whole team as well. I want to feel comfortable around the people I will be around the most."

Is location a priority to you for a college?

"No sir, not at all. Right now I'm gone pretty much gone four months at a time away from home to go to school so both my parents and I are use to being away from each other."

How about a time frame for a decision? Do you want to make an early decision or make one after your visits?

"I will take my time to make sure the decision I make is the right one. I see no reason to rush into it."

What positions do you play for your high school team?

"I play wide receiver on offense and free safety on defense. However, the vast majority of the colleges recruiting me are recruiting me to play linebacker in college. They feel I have out grown both wide receiver and free safety positions.'

What do you feel your best traits are as a player?

"I feel my overall athleticism and my agility are my best two traits. I feel I am very versatile too plus I have been elected to be captain of the team for my senior year because they feel I am a good leader out on the field and in the locker room."

What do you want to work on before hitting the college level?

"I want to work on my instinct of reading plays and you can never be too fast. I will be working on speed drills to improve my speed."

How about your high school team? How do you look for your senior year?

"We are loaded at all positions. We went 9-1 last year and this year we will be shooting for the title. As a team, we feel we are good enough to win it all."

What stats did you put up last season?

"I had over six hundred and fifty yards receiving and nine touchdowns. On defense I had fifty-two tackles and five interceptions."


Dale's Take:
Shayne has a top list of schools that not only have good football reputations but are considered high academic schools. He mentioned that Georgia Tech was recruiting him but has backed off because they got two verbals from linebackers but is still very interested in the Yellow Jackets. He will be one that will definitely take his time and use every bit of information he has to make a very informed decision.


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