Larry Shappley is one of the top offensive tackles in Louisiana and he is keeping an open mind to the whole recruiting process.
"I want to keep all of my options open," Shappley told The Insiders. "Your
heart is always with the hometown team but I'm not really leaning anywhere."
The standout lineman from North Louisiana is hearing from just about everyone
but the schools that stand out are LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Texas
A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Tulane and South Carolina.
Shappley has already made unofficial visits to LSU, Alabama and Ole Miss and
he saw enough on those visits to put those schools at the front of the pack.
"My top three is LSU, Alabama and Ole Miss," he said. "I already went
to Alabama's spring game and I'm going to go to Ole Miss and LSU's too."
He says one of the things that makes him standout on the field is his
"I enjoy playing the role of a leader," he said. "I'm always trying
to encourage people to do their best on the field."
Other than being one of the Rebels' biggest motivators, Shappley also has
everything college coaches desire in their offensive tackles.
"I have good technique and that is a major part of being an offensive
lineman," said Shappley who benches 320 and power cleans 330. "I'm also
real good at pass protection. I have to be quick to protect my quarterback."
Shappley does not have any scholarship offers yet but he hopes that will
change after showing college coaches what he has to offer when he makes camp stops at LSU, Alabama and Ole Miss.
Shappley works as hard in the class room as he does in the weight room. He has a 3.7 grade point average and a 25 on the ACT.
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