“I believe my strengths are my leadership qualities, and the ability to make the awkward throws as well as the "every day" throws,” Shane Buechele said.
Buechele knows and understands the challenges ahead and is prepared to take charge.
“The biggest adjustment for me going into college in my opinion is going to be making the players believe that I am a leader and want to be a leader on the team,” Buechele said. “Also the speed of the game at the next level is way different so that will be an adjustment also.”
The recruiting process is very different for each family and recruit. For Buechele and his family, the recruiting cycle has been very enjoyable.
“I don't think there were any cons for my family and me in the recruiting process,” Buechele said. “Maybe the long car rides were a bit of a con. But there were many pros in the process. Having the universities treat us so well everywhere we went, walking downstairs and telling my family I received another offer was a great feeling as well, plus many more.”
Inside the Numbers
Scout Rank No 185 Overall
Position Rank No 8
Midland QB Rank No 1
Texas QB Rank No 1
Buechele is one of those players who just seems to have the it factor. Seems to sense and feel when he is in trouble in the pocket and can escape it and find a way to make a play, whether it is with his arm or his legs. He throws an accurate and catchable ball and seems to be able to find a way to place it in just where he needs to, even though at times he does it with unorthodox mechanics or methods. He makes quick decisions. – GP
2014: As a junior, Buechele completed 67 percent of his throws for 2,492 yards, 30 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He rushed for 572 yards and seven touchdowns to secure District 4-6A Offensive MVP and honorable mention all-state honors.
2013: Buechele's sophomore season saw him throw for 1,389 yards, 14 touchdowns, and only two interceptions while rushing for 352 yards and two touchdowns.