Student athlete Booker Schelhaas of Valor Christian is reporting he was received an offer to play at Yale. The 6-5 230 pound TE/WR has the skills and smarts to play Ivy League ball. For his Valor squad this season, Schelhaas has 36 receptions and five touchdowns, averaging 16 yards a catch.
As excited as Schelhaas is regarding the Yale offer, the big receiver is completely focused on this week’s 5A semi-final matchup against defending champ Cherry Creek. Last season, in the state title game, Creek edged Valor in a classic to win the title. Earlier this season, a suffocating Valor defense shut out Cherry Creek allowing the Eagles to win 10-0. Regarding Valor and their current playoff run Schelhaas says, “I honestly think the one thing that our team has improved on the most this season is our preparation. We prepare to know what plays the other team runs and are able to recognize them in the game. Going on to talk about the Valor offense Schelhaas goes on to say, “we get to a point of knowing exactly what we need to do, why we need to do it, and then we execute with as much precision as we can. This kind of preparation really has improved and we can play a lot faster in the games because of it.”
Schelhaas, due to his academics, size and on field production, has a great offer sheet that includes not only Yale but also the University of San Diego and Colorado School of Mines. Beyond the offers, Schelhaas has interest from multiple Ivy schools, Patriot League schools and mid-majors.
Schelhaas is under recruited and deserves more mid-major looks. He is big, willing to block, catches with his hands and has the ability to get yards after the catch. Further, Schelhaas is very versatile, lining up as a tight end, in the slot and as a fullback. Also Schelhaas has played well as an outside backer this season. As season finishes, look for Schelhaas to gain offers.