Virginia Tech Nike: PA LM AQ Shipley

GBW had an 'SEC correspondent' at the camp (thanks!), who wishes to remain anonymous. On a cold drizzly day, the performance stats were generally poor, especially for those kids who tested later on. Still, the camp was attended by top Michigan recruits. Here is our reporter's initial report, on <B>A.Q. Shipley</B>.

There were about 225 kids (compared to 350+ at U-M and 650+ at Stanford) working out an the wet field on this cold, misty/drizzly day, under the keen eyes of coaches from Michigan, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Wake Forrest, Princeton (they are at ALL the camps!) and others.

The player who generated the most buzz: Coraopolis, Pa. Moon's lineman A.Q. Shipley ('s #1 offensive center). He was pretty much mobbed my the press all day, but GBW's correspondent managed to grab him for an interesting interview and get a photo (pictures will be forthcoming).

How much did you weigh in at today?

"290 lbs." [Note: we believe he measured 6-1, but that needs to be confirmed]

He worked out at defensive line today, so we asked him if he planned to play OL or DL in college.


Who has offered you and who are you favorties?

"I have 32 offers, but my top two are Penn State and Michigan. Then come Notre Dame, Virginia, Iowa."

Are you camping anywhere this summer?

"I'm going to the Michigan and Penn State camps."

Our correspondent's scouting report on Shipley: Excellent feet for big guy.


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