Shutack out to see offer list grow

2015 offensive tackle visits Michigan State, will return for camp among other destinations this summer.

Jack Shutack took his first visit to Michigan State last weekend for the Spartans' spring game. The trip brought with it a first in his recruitment, too.

"After the spring game, they had a family cookout and I was surprised by that because I hadn't heard of any other football program doing that and doing it for everyone's families," he said. "I thought that was pretty cool."

The Nazareth Academy (La Grange Park, Ill.) junior offensive tackle started hearing from the Spartans soon after they won the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 and has built contact with defensive line coach Ron Burton.

With the visit last Saturday, he was impressed with what the Spartans did on the field – and the fan turnout.

"It was pretty cool to see that many people show up just for a spring game," Shutack said. "I paid attention to the offensive tackles playing because that's my position.

"I was watching them a lot and they're really, really good. I couldn't tell who was first and second string, they were all really good. I can tell Coach (Mark) Staten does a good job."

Now, he plans to come back to Michigan State on June 1 to take part in its invite-only camp in hopes of earning an offer.

"They want to work me out at camp and see how I do," he said. "They said they might offer if things go well. I am planning on coming out to that. They also were at my school last week."

Tennessee, Ohio State and Missouri are among the other schools showing strong interest in the 6-foot-6, 275-pound recruit and he plans to camp at all three as well as Michigan State.

"Maybe USC and Stanford, too," he said. "I'll be busy."

As he hits the camp circuit, he is ready to see his offer list grow beyond Western Michigan, but also to prove why he deserves to net more attention.

"I've gone up against kids who are have offers," he said. "I went up against (2015 defensive end) Jashon Cornell and me and him split one on ones reps, so it's kind of frustrating to go up against all these kids with 20 times more offers than me. Mostly, I'm looking forward to is finally getting more offers and having double-digit offers."

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