The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Shuler does not have favorites, but he is eyeing the West Coast. California recruited him out of high school, and his mom lives in San Diego and UCLA could be another option. Duke is also a school of interest.
"I'm really open to any school right now, but I'm really looking to go to the West Coast," he said. "My mom's side of the family is in San Diego, and I'm looking for a fresh start and I want to be closer to family down there. But I'm open to any school."
Shuler, who was recruited by several schools as a cornerback out of high school, also is favoring playing in a spread offense.
"I'm looking for a school that will utilize my skills, my versatility, and have a better role with the next team I play for, and I feel like I will have a better opportunity at a different school," he said. "We're looking more for a spread type of offense, a more pass-friendly offense, and a school that is built for winning. Basically, I am looking for a spread to use my abilities."
If a pro-style offense school showed interest, would he look at it as well.
"I would look in-depth how that pro-style offense would be run," Shuler said. "Is it really, really run happy? Is it run friendly? Is it like a pro-style like in the NFL where it's more (about) the quarterback and the receivers? I'm going to look at all the aspects of it."
Shuler played in all 13 games last season, and made five catches for 71 yards. He also carried once for 25 yards. As a freshman, he carried six times for 42 yards on reverses, but did not make a catch.
He informed Flood of his decision during a Thursday meeting.
"It was a tough process," Shuler said. "I was going back and forth of what I should do. Rutgers is a great program and I loved it there, and it's unfortunate I am leaving. I was talking to coach Flood throughout the process and I let him know I was 100 percent behind them in what they're going to do.
"They have a great team and we had a great time during camp, and they're well-prepared for Fresno State and they're going to have a great season. I am excited to watch them play."
After sitting out the 2013 season under NCAA transfer rules, Shuler will have two years of eligibility remaining.