Four-star Shuler Discusses Rutgers Trip

Four-star athlete Miles Shuler of Long Branch (N.J.) High was on the Rutgers campus Friday, and spent some quality time with a member of the coaching staff. After leaving campus, Shuler spoke with ScarletReport.com about his visit, what he learned, and how the Rutgers coaching staff would use him. Shuler, who trimmed his list to 10 schools, also gave an update on his recruitment.

Long Branch (N.J.) High athlete Miles Shuler spent Friday morning, and the early part of the afternoon, on the Rutgers campus with receivers coach P.J. Fleck.

He didn't go there to get a hard sell about the program, or so the Scarlet Knights could squeeze him to commit.

"It was really just to build a better relationship with coach Fleck," Shuler said. "That's all it really was, building a relationship with the wide receivers coach. I know him a lot better now."

For the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Shuler, it was mission accomplished as the two spoke about football, life and how the Scarlet Knights would use him in the offense.

"We sat down and talked about the recruiting process, and he told me I had to pick the school that is best for me," Shuler said. "He told me a few of the things he would like to do with me in their offense."

Shuler, who plays quarterback at Long Branch, is being recruited by Rutgers to play receiver.

"He was talking about different packages, and different routes they plan on having me run to get me the ball," Shuler said. "They said they could put me in ‘Wildcat' with (St. Peter's Prep's) Savon (Huggins) if he comes to Rutgers, and they gave me different scenarios with that."

Shuler already has spent plenty of time at Rutgers, and with Fleck. The two of them had a long talk during Rutgers' camp last month, which also enabled Shuler to receive one-on-on coaching from Fleck.

During this most recent visit, though, Shuler learned something else.

"I realized he's a real intelligent guy," Shuler said. "I always knew he was real energetic, but today I realized how much he knows the game, and that he played at the NFL level and he really knows what he's talking about."

At the beginning of July, Shuler named a top 10 of Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Northwestern, California, Stanford and Cincinnati.

However, he said he is not close to making a decision, and doesn't know when he will cut the list again.

"It's the same ‘ol, same ‘ol," Shuler said. "When I feel like when I'm ready for a school, I'll commit there."


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