Prep's Huber Picks Up First Two Offers

Destined to be one of the next Division I prospects out of St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.), Class of 2013 middle linebacker Shane Huber picked up his first two verbal scholarship offers this week. Huber is one of three rising seniors on the Marauders with a Division I offer.

The end of National Signing Day 2012 opened the way for one of the better weeks in Shane Huber's life. With schools focusing in on 2013, St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) junior middle linebacker Shane Huber picked up his first two verbal offers.

UCF was first in for Huber and Temple quickly followed up with his second Division I offer of the month.

"Receiving the first offer was truly a blessing," Huber said. "I've been dreaming about that since I was a little boy. There's honestly no better feeling than that. It was just a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. For it to come from a school like UCF with a great coaching staff and a great recruiter, (defensive line coach Jim Panagos), it's an all-around great experience."

Huber, 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, said he is very familiar with UCF, which joins the Big East in 2013, but would like to learn more about Temple and its football program.

"Temple, I don't actually know too much about," Huber said. "I had been talking to the staff earlier in the week and just found out I got an offer. But Central Florida, I know pretty well. They were the first one to contact me this offseason. I talk to Michael Giacone a lot about it. That was his first offer as well. I want to major in sports management and they have one of the top programs for that and I've done a lot of research on them."

Huber got plenty of exposure at middle linebacker this season. Projecting inside at the college level, Huber started on the same defense as West Virginia-bound defensive back Brandon Napoleon, Wisconsin-bound safety D.J. Singleton and 2013 corner Tre Bell, who holds five verbal offers.

"Being able to be the leader on the defense, especially for a program like St. Peters Prep, is great," he said. "The talent you have around you is excellent. We play well together as a team and, just being able to be a focal point in the defense is just great."

Huber is on an unofficial visit to West Virginia this weekend and lists interest from Boston College, South Florida, South Carolina, Maryland and Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights, Huber said, showed interest before the coaching staff, but he has not had much contact since recruiting coach Jeff Hafley left with Greg Schiano to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Linebacker is a position of focus in the Rutgers 2013 class and Huber projects as one of the top senior linebackers in North Jersey this year.

"I would love to hear more from Rutgers," Huber said. "I'd spoken to some of their coaches and now they're all gone, so we'll see what happens with the new staff. There is definitely interest there for me."

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