Schilling Arrives in Texas; Talks Visits

Five-star offensive lineman Steve Schilling arrived in San Antonio, Texas along with all the other participants in the upcoming U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be played on Jan. 7 at the Alamodome. spoke with Schilling, and he updated his visit schedule.

The list for five-star offensive lineman Steve Schilling of Bellevue, Wash., High School remains at four, with USC, Michigan, Cal, and Washington making the final cut. Schilling has canceled two prior trips to USC because of various reasons, but has rescheduled. "I'm going to USC on Jan. 20," he said. "I hope to make this one, I've had to cancel a couple others but I think I'll make this one."

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Schilling will also visit hometown Washington on Jan. 14. While many players will make their selections known while in San Antonio, Schilling is planning to wait until after all of his visits are complete. "I'll announce after all my visits but before Signing Day," he said.

Offensive lineman Steve Schilling of Bellevue, Wash., High School checks-in at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl official hotel in San Antonio. Schilling is one of several Michigan targets participating in the game.
Although decision time is nearing, the No. 3 lineman in the country according to wants to see all of the schools on his final list before that decision is made. "Each school has its advantages and disadvantages," he said. "I really need to see each school and evaluate them up close before I can make a good decision. I think it's fair to give them each an equal shot to see what they have to offer." Schilling visited Michigan on Dec. 2 and Cal on Dec. 10. He said he will not take a fifth visit.

While he is listed at 6-5, Schilling appears closer to 6-3. He said he isn't concerned about where he plays for the Army game, but said all of his finalists are recruiting him for the tackle position.

Schilling said he was able to catch most of the recent Alamo Bowl, played on Dec. 28 in San Antonio, with Michigan falling to Nebraska 32-28. "It was a pretty wild game," he said. "I was watching it with someone who doesn't want me to go that far away, and he wanted Nebraska to win. Obviously I wanted Michigan to win."

The top big man said he was honored to be playing in the game, and looked forward to going up against some of the top high school talent in the country. "Not many people get the opportunity to play in this game," he said. "So I'm going to enjoy myself as much as possible and get to know some of the other guys here. I hear a lot about them so it's good to finally meet them."

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