At 6-foot-3 and 275-pounds Kyle Shortridge is a highly sought after defensive tackle from Loxahatchee (Flor.) Seminole Ridge. His head coach, Matt Dickman, says that Shortridge is a special player and will be a three year starter for his team.
"Kyle has been a starter since his sophomore season and we went 10-1 that year," Head Coach Matt Dickman said. "Kyle has a motor that just goes and goes and when he's on the football field he's just a different person. He's great to have on your team as a head coach I am sure that our defensive line coach loves him."
Shortridge told BigRedReport.com that he gets moved around a lot on the defensive line for Seminole Ridge and that he's comfortable at all of the spots. Kyle and his coach see eye to eye on which position he probably translates better to at the next level.
"He's probably a three technique in a college scheme. What everyone likes about Kyle is how fast he comes off the ball and his athleticism. Kyle will just work and work and get better. You can tell him what he needs to do and he'll just go out and work at it. He also has good grades."
Wake Forest had a commitment from Shortridge following a visit that he took up there. After Shortridge got back some of the realities started to set in about committing so early; like not taking any visits while committed. There is a need for Shortridge, his family and his coach for him to get out and compare multiple schools before making a decision.
"I know that Kyle is going to Nebraska this weekend. We have talked about Michigan State and maybe West Virginia too. Kyle has about 25 offers so there are a lot of schools to consider when it comes to taking trips. I don't know of any other school besides Nebraska and Wake Forest though that he has an actual visit set up to take."