Shutack back for more at Michigan State

Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy OL camps for the second time this summer, hopes for good news coming from the Spartans in the near future.

Not satisfied with his first performance at a Michigan State camp, Jack Shutack came back for more Wednesday.

The Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy offensive tackle left feeling better about his showing in the second go-round in front of Spartans coach.

"I arrived a little bit late because there was a lot of traffic going on, but I was there for the main part, which was the one on ones," he said. "I thought I did pretty well at that."

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound soon-to-be senior had left the first one-day camp in East Lansing on June 2 with a much different feeling, having felt tense and not himself.

"I was just kind of feeling like the first time I was too tense and I didn't do well," he said. "I was angry with how I was performing and I knew I was better than what I was showing and the reason was because I was too tense. I wasn't playing loose."

So on Wednesday, he got back to himself and did not worry about the defensive line, but focused on his game and what he can do – and it showed.

"Coach (Mark) Staten and Coach (Ron) Burton both agreed with me that I was head and shoulders better than what I did last time," he said. "It was a good day."

Shutack, who has seen his offer list continue to grow this week as Iowa State and Minnesota extended offers, will know more about where he sits with the Spartans later this week.

"Coach Staten said call me Friday and they will have been done evaluating the tape," he said.

But either way, he has been happy to continue to see his list grow and more schools give him the chance to play football at the next level.

"It's a good feeling because it's just more options of where I can go to school and people finally recognizing that I should be on their list," he said.

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