Recruiters starting to take note of MI QB Tierney

6-2, 185-pound quarterback <b>Shaine Tierney</b> from Stevensville, Michigan, made an un-official visit to the University of Louisville last weekend for the Cardinals annual Junior Day. College recruiters are starting to take notice of Tierney's talent, and Louisville appears firmly in the mix of his recruitment.

Who said it was down year for quarterbacks in the Midwest?

You just need to do a little digging and that's exactly what has done. A gunslinger that hasn't been getting the attention he deserves is Michigan's Shaine Tierney. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound gunslinger, from Stevensville (Lakeshore) looks very good on film and college recruiters are starting to take notice.

"Shaine, in my opinion, is definitely the real deal," said Denny Dock, head football coach at Lakeshore High School.

"Shaine will be our starting quarterback for the third straight year in 2005. He holds just about every school record. Passing, touchdowns and completions, Shane holds all the records."

We asked Coach Dock if he feels that Tierney can quarterback at the Big Ten level.

"Shaine is certainly being recruited by all the top level programs," said Dock. "Now it's just a matter of someone pulling the trigger.

"Wisconsin, Michigan State and Louisville are three schools that I consider top programs and all three schools like Shane a lot."

"I can say that North Carolina is another program who is very interested in Shaine as well.

"Shaine has all the qualities that you're looking for in a top quarterback. He's a come early, stay late, type of quarterback.

"As far as his passing skills are concerned. Shaine throws a very smart football and it's very catch able. He can hump it in there if need be but he also has a beautiful, soft touch."

In two years at Lakeshore High School, Tierney has thrown for 3,554 yards and 37 touchdowns. He completed 62% of his passes. He carries a 3.1 GPA in the classroom.

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