Shaffer Sets Camp Schedule

It's already been a busy offseason for Hookstown (PA) South Side Beaver RB Luke Shaffer. His spring combine schedule, which included trips to the Schuman's National Underclassman Combine and the Nike Football Training Camp in State College, will pale in comparison to his summer camp schedule, which will heat up in just a couple weeks.

Pitt, will be one of Luke Shaffer's first stops.

"I'll be going to Pitt camp (June 12), Ohio State (June 26), Penn State, West Virginia (June 15), Connecticut, Cincinnati (June 13), Ohio (June 6), Bucknell at the end of June, and Toledo (June 14)," Shaffer said. "Those are the ones I'm definitely going to be going to."

Shaffer was invited to one of Pitt's spring practices, but due to his SAT's, wasn't able to make it.

"Coach Greg Gattuso invited me to spring practice, but I couldn't get there," Shaffer added. "That was really exciting, but we couldn't make it."

Shaffer is now listed at 5-11, 202 pounds. In addition to making his mark on the combine circuit, he recently set some new weight room records in his school. He recent max outs are a 465 squat, a 300-pound power clean, and a 335-pound bench press. He added that he ran a 4.4 40 at the Schuman Combine, as well.

Though he plays running back, no school has given him a set position. If anything, most seem to be telling him they are recruiting him as an athlete. At the Nike Football Training Camp, earlier this month, Shaffer worked out with the running backs.

"They didn't really talk to me too much about that," Shaffer said. "They all like what I'm doing at running back. I'll play any position--running back, slot receiver, defensive back. I definitely feel I can play all those positions, even kickoff and kick return."

In addition to his camp schedule, Shaffer has had Harvard, Bucknell, Cincinnati and Colgate come to his school to meet with his coaches. Pitt and Uconn, even though he will already camp at both schools, also plan to visit his school.

As a junior in 2009, Shaffer had over 1,500 all-purpose yards with 14 total touchdowns, in addition to two passing touchdowns.


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