Scarlet Knights ready to offer Shuler

Rutgers has long been recruiting Long Branch (N.J.) High class of 2011 athlete Miles Shuler, and it looks like an offer is finally coming his way. Shuler said he expects an offer either before or during Rutgers' Junior Day on Jan. 16. Shuler talks about his impending offer, what it means, and how his recruiting is shaping up.

Long Branch (N.J.) High's Miles Shuler will probably get plenty more offers before his recruitment is over, but the next one could be a little more special for the class of 2011 standout.

Rutgers stopped by the school to check in on the 5-foot-11, 190-pound speedster Wednesday, and it looks like he will get an offer from Rutgers in the near future.

"I'm going to their junior day (Jan. 16),'' Shuler said, "and (it looks like) they're going to offer me a full ride scholarship before or the day of Junior Day.''

Shuler, who plays quarterback at Long Branch but is being recruited as a running back and receiver by colleges, holds offers from Duke and Northwestern.

But getting one from the Scarlet Knights is different.

"It's exciting. It's my home town and my home state,'' Shuler said. "It's right in my back yard. Rutgers is right there. I don't have to go out of state and my family could come down and go to most of my games. It's exciting. That's a really big offer.''

Despite the exuberance, Shuler is not ready to name a leader, nor does he sound like the type who will commit until he weighs all the issues.

He plans a career in pharmaceuticals, is a good study, and plans on doing his homework before making a decision. In the offseason Shuler plans to visit Duke and Northwestern to get a better read on those campuses and programs.

"Northwestern and Duke are talking to me about wide receiver,'' Shuler said. "I want to play a little bit of running back. Rutgers is not sure where I'm going to play yet, but they said I could definitely play with them.''

There are also plenty of schools still going through the evaluation process and are stopping by Long Branch's campus to check in on him.

"Pittsburgh was in two weeks ago before we went on break,'' Shuler said. "Ohio State came by earlier and Boston College is coming by some time this week. It's busy. Really busy. It's exciting having this experience, and I'm taking my time.''

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