"Vanderbilt has offered and a lot of the small New England schools have offered. I have been talking to West Virginia, Syracuse, Connecticut, Oregon, Virginia Tech, and Virginia. Boston College has not called for months," Shields said. "It is just so scattered. At this moment, I do not have a narrowed down list because I am hearing from a bunch of different schools. I will probably wait a week or two and figure out what the top ones are and go from there."
The Scout.com two-star athlete played tight end and defensive end in high school, but he is also getting looks for the offensive line after playing more of a blocking role on offense this year.
"I played fine. We had a new coach and a running based offense, so I played a lot of defense. I did pretty well at defense. I feel I stood out more on defense, because I probably got the ball thrown to me a total of 11 times the whole season. I also learned blocking schemes, which may help if I am to play at tackle in college. I was named to the All Catholic Conference team," Shields said.
"Most of the schools that are talking to me seem to be recruiting me more as an offensive tackle. I just got off the phone with West Virginia, ad they are recruiting me as an offensive tackle. Vanderbilt is also recruiting me as offensive tackle. Oregon is recruiting me as a defensive end. It is really all over the place because some schools are recruiting me as a tight end."
West Virginia is a program that has recently stepped up their efforts to land Shields.
"West Virginia just got my tape and showed it to the offensive line coach and he liked it a lot. They called to see if I would have an interest in them. My tape was at defensive end, but they liked me as a tackle, they said are losing a lot of tackles, and are looking to take four this year. They were asked if I was interested in playing tackle."