Shuler Talks Summer Plans

It was just a couple weeks ago that Long Branch (NJ) four-star athlete Miles Shuler took home a championship at the New Jersey Meet of Champions. Shuler edged Damiere Byrd, another four-star product out of the state of New Jersey, with a time of 10.39. Earlier in the year, Shuler had the fastest time in the nation for indoor track, where he ran a time of 6.39 in the 55-meter run.

Speed is the name of Shuler's game. He won't, however, be speeding up anything to make a decision about a college. With a heavy number of offers, Shuler looks to take his time with the schools that have offered him, as he looks to narrow things down.

"I don't have my mindset on taking any officials, yet," Shuler said. "I just came back from Penn State, and I don't have any others set up right now. I plan on seeing a lot of those schools, seeing some schools out west. We'll see what happens."

When asked about Pittsburgh, though he said he doesn't have any other unofficials set up for sure, but he has it in his mind that Pittsburgh would be an easy trip to make this summer. For him, it would be for various reasons.

"Oh yeah," Shuler said, when asked about the possibility of a return trip to Pittsburgh this summer. "(Jeff) Hafley has been in contact with me. I love Pittsburgh, they're one of my top three schools. They'll be in it when it's all said and done."

As if those factors aren't enough, Shuler has been paying attention to Pitt's most recent commitments from the Garden State.

"They just got a big commitment out of Bill Belton, and that was huge," Shuler said.

Shuler was on the same team at the Badger Sports 7-on-7 camp earlier this year, along with Belton, Savon Huggins and Damiere Byrd, just to name a few. Since then, Shuler and Belton have become good friends, helping each other through the recruiting process.

"I'm still in good contact with (Belton)," Shuler said. "I'm still in contact with him, Coach Wannstedt. Everything is good. Everything is looking real good right now."

Another good friend, Charles Davis, recently committed to Rutgers. You can bet both Davis and Belton are hoping to lure Shuler to their respective teams.

"Rutgers just got a good player in Charles Davis, and he's right down the street," Shuler said "In Pittsburgh, Bill Belton and I always talk all the time. I know a couple of the (Pitt) players."

As far as any individual strength or speed goals for Shuler, he just reached a personal milestone in his own house that he was willing to brag about.

"I'm up to 5-10 and a half, 175," Shuler said. "I'm taller than my dad so, and I'm not done growing. When football starts, I plan on being 180. We'll see what happens with that, since I got my speed."


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