Shackelford's Recruiting Is On The Rise

Zach Shackelford said he survived the monsoon season in Central Texas, but as the flood waters in that area and the Texas Hill Country were rising so were the number of scholarship offers for Shackelford.

"The floods around Belton weren't too bad because we have Lake Belton for it to flow into, but north and south of us it was bad," Zach Shackelford said. "Especially south it was bad like in San Marcos and that area."

Let the record show that San Marcos is not far from Wimberly and the Blanco River area that was devastated when the flood waters crested at over 30 feet above flood level. While the rain was constant this past month, Belton was practicing in it some as spring football just wrapped up.

"We finished last Thursday night with our spring game," the 6-3, 290-pound offensive guard and center prospect explained. "I thought it went well and I thought we got a lot better this spring."

Just in the past few days Shackelford has picked up offers from the likes of Iowa State and a couple of others. He has some definite plans this summer and it will start right there in his hometown.

"Yes, I'm going to go to some camps, but not so much to compete as much as to hang out and get to know coaches," Shackelford said. "I'm going to the UMHB (Mary-Hardin Baylor) camp this Thursday with the Oklahoma State coaches there. I'm going to see and talk to them.

"I'm going to go to a Tulsa camp at Georgetown and then I might go to a TCU one. I'm going to make some unofficial visits at the end of June. I'm going to Illinois and Purdue. Both have offered and there's Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Arizona State, and Kansas State have been there."

There's also Tulsa, Houston, Cincinnati, North Texas, and Rice.

"I'm going to release a top schools list soon," he said. "I'm not sure when, but it will be soon."

Shackelford said he will be working out this summer. He had a summer job last year but said he will stick to workouts and thinking about his recruiting. He realizes this will be his last free summer for awhile. He also said he plans on majoring in business in college and is feeling good about it because most all the universities recruiting him have a good business school.

We're thinking his decision could come sometime later this summer.


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