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.''
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.''