Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 43 Offensive Guard
Size: 6-5, 290 pounds
Hometown: Glen Ellyn (IL)
School: Glenbard West High School
Projected Position At NC State: Offensive Line
Accolades: All-State selection... All-Area selection
Commit Date: June 8, 2013
Recruiting Scene: An early visit to NC State sold him on the Wolfpack coaching staff and program and Shute decided there was no need to drag the process out. Last June he committed to the Pack which allowed him to focus on his final year of high school football.
Schools remained in contact throughout his senior season, but Shute never wavered.
"There were some letters and messages
on Facebook from different schools but basically I just didn't
respond because there was no need."
Why NC State? "It felt like home. The coaches, the guys from around my area and the guys not from around Chicago, they were all great guys with big hearts and they all want to win."
Picked NC State Over: Nebraska, Illinois, Virginia Tech and Arkansas among others
Scouting Report: Shute has a chance to be an impact player down the road for the Wolfpack. As with most offensive linemen he could use a redshirt year to add strength and work on his technique, but he has above-average flexibility, balance, and agility. He runs well, plays until the whistle, and can sustain and finish blocks.