Shugarts Ready For Columbus

The spring game is going to be a huge event, where some of the most talented players left on the recruiting board will gather. Klein, Texas offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts is one of the most highly recruited players on the board, and he is excited to be back in Columbus for the game.

J.B. Shugarts, a 6-foot-8, 307-pound offensive tackle from Klein High in Texas has been on a whirlwind tour of weekend unofficial visits, and this weekend he will be back on the road, so to speak, for a trip to Columbus, Ohio to watch the Ohio State Buckeye Spring Game.

"Yeah I can not wait to see everything and see all of the facilities and all that news tuff they have built," Shugarts said.

It will not be Shugarts first trip to Ohio to see the campus.

"I was up there in the summer," Shugarts explained of his previous trip. "I was there for the senior advanced camp. It was a lot of fun. We did one on one drills, agility drills, and stuff like that. Then I just got showed around."

"Coach Bollman and Coach Peterson are recruiting me for Ohio State. They are both nice guys. I did not get to work with Coach Bollman at the camp, because he had just got surgery."

Shugarts will be excited to be back around some of his offensive line friends, who he also hung out with while in San Antonio for the Scout.com U.S. Army All-American Combine.

"(Michael) Brewster is supposed to be going," Shugarts explained. "I can not wait to get to meet up with him. He is a whole lot of fun to hang around with."


Adams, Brewster, Shugarts in San Antonio
"I do not think that Kyle Long is going to be there. I know that Mike Adams is going to be there and I know that Brewster is going to be there, but I do not know anyone else."

A few new schools like USC, Texas A&M and Notre Dame have been inching their way up Shugarts favorite list to go with Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Alabama, Michigan and Oklahoma.

"I just went to the Texas A&M spring game," Shugarts said of last weekends visit to College Station. "It was a whole lot of fun. It is just about an hour away, so just drove up, watched the game, and then drove home."

"USC and Notre Dame are also showing interest. I just got offered by Notre Dame, and I have been talking to USC a lot lately."

As you can imagine Shugarts is starting to get a little worn down with the recruiting process, but it is still looking like his August 1st decision date will have to be moved back.

It will probably be longer just because I want to take a couple of official visits, so it will be after that sometime in the fall," Shugarts said of his timetable.

"Yeah it is pretty much getting tiring. I just want to take more and more looks at each place, but I am really excited about (going up to) Ohio State. I can not wait to see all of that new stuff."

Shugarts earned first team All-District honors as a sophomore. As a junior, Shugarts earned All- Greater Houston honors.

He added Scout.com All-Combine First Team honors after impressing the Scouts at the U.S. Army Junior Combine.

He says benches 340 pounds, squats 425 and has a 27 1/2-inch vertical jump.

Shugarts reports a 3.6 core GPA and a 20 ACT.


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