Shutack Pledges to Rutgers

La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy offensive lineman Jack Shutack verbally committed to Rutgers Monday night after returning home to break down his decision. Nazareth head coach Tim Racki discussed what Rutgers is getting in its newest offensive line commitment.

Rutgers picked up another commitment with National Signing Day nearing. La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy Jack Shutcak offensive lineman made his verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights shortly after a return home from his Tennessee official visit.

Shutack pledged to Scarlet Knight head coach Kyle Flood Monday night.

“Rutgers has been around to see him, and he had a good visit there,” said Nazareth Academy head coach Tim Racki. “He liked the coaching staff there.”

Shutack told Scout that relationships with the coaches were the deciding factor heading into the his commitment. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound three-star prospect set Rutgers and Tennessee as his finalists.

“He’s got a tremendous work ethic,” Racki said. “He’s been a three-year starter for me. The biggest thing for Jack is he’s a very coachable kid. He doesn’t let success go to his head. He’s always looking to improve his game. He’s very critical of himself watching practice or on game day. He’s his own worst critic.”

Shutack held verbal scholarship offers from Iowa State, Minnesota and Western Michigan. He becomes the fourth offensive lineman in Flood’s 2015 class.

Shutack joins Manny Taylor, Jonah Jackson and Zach Venesky.

“They’ll love his work ethic, his listening skills,” Racki said. “He’s always looking to improve, and that’s what I tell all of the coaches. He’s an extremely coachable kid and a great teammate. He’s helped our underclassmen tremendously the last couple of years. … They’re getting the entire package. It’s not just what you see on film.”


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