At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Massillon (Ohio) Washington standout linebacker Shawn Crable has enjoyed a strong start this season.
In helping his team to a 4-1 start this season, Crable has 45 tackles and six quarterback sacks so far playing outside linebacker.
"The team has come together pretty good," Crable said. "We're in good shape and will keep getting better. I've played pretty well I guess."
Crable, who is preparing to take the SATs, said he's been trying to focus on the season instead of recruiting.
"I'm actually trying to ignore recruiting stuff for now," he said. "But it's really hard when everyone is trying to call you. I like the same schools I've been liking - Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee, USC, and Miami. All five of them have been calling me about every week."
The talented defensive lineman said he's only scheduled one visit so far.
"I'm scheduled to go to USC on December 6," he said. "That's the only one so far. I have taken a couple unofficial visits to watch some teams play this year. I went to Michigan for their game against Washington and I went to the Ohio State/Washington State game."
So what about the Hurricanes?
"They want me to come down to watch one of their games," he said. "But I'm not trying to take a trip down there until after the season for my visit. I mean, I'd love to watch Miami play but they want me to take my visit after the season. I still like Miami a lot. The thing I've always liked about them is their speed on defense. That's what my game is built around and that's what their defense is built around. I'll definitely take a trip down there to check it out."
Being from the state of Ohio, many wonder what the chances of Crable leaving state are.
"It doesn't matter to me," he said. "In the beginning I was trying to stay around here but my parents told me they'll support me and come watch me play no matter where I go so it doesn't really matter. If it's in Florida, California, or wherever, it doesn't bother me."
So do the Buckeyes have the slight edge at this point?
"Not really," he said. "I can't say anyone has the edge because I haven't even seen places like Miami yet. And another school that's coming into the picture is Oklahoma. I have a lot of choices to make so I'm pretty wide open still."
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