NDSCS has a good one in Schulte

When you are the size of North Dakota State College of Science OT Aaron Schulte (6-6, 330), people assume you are a dominating run-blocker and while the gifted Nebraska native loves to get after it in the trenches he's also got the foot-work to get it done in pass protection as well. Schulte updated JCFootball.com on things recently and he talked about recruiting as well as his plans this fall...

Schulte was a standout at Norfolk Catholic in Norfold, Nebraska and he had planned to sign with his homestate school but a low GPA got in the way of him becoming a Cornhusker.

"I needed a 2.5 and I got a 2.4 so I decided to come up here," Schulte told JCFootball.com. "Coach (Mike) Shafer and I got along real well and it was pretty close to home, so it was just the best decision to come up here and see what I could learn and just get things all in order."

"He started at right tackle every game," Shafer told BigRedReport.com back in February. "He's come a long ways in a year. He was top-heavy when he got here, of course where he was coming from in high school, he was just so much bigger than everyone that he could just put that top on people and bury them down.

"Schulte couldn't do that up here. Not against defensive ends like we play and like we have. You have to enhance your technique and he's come a long way, no doubt about it. I think in another year he will be ready to go."

Schulte admits he had work to do, so he set out to increase his strength as well as his overall technique.

"I've been doing footwork drills and I've been in the weight room all summer," Schulte said. "It was eye-opening to see how quick everyone was up here and that really made me focus on what I needed to get done.

"I like playing tackle and that's where most schools are looking at playing me, but I feel like I've learned enough to play anywhere on the line.

"I feel much more comfortable in pass-pro right now, but I can be a mauler too. It just depends on what a play calls for an I feel like I can do both (pass-protection and run-blocking) pretty well."

On the recruiting front, Schulte has two offers to his name, but he's also hoping that his old school wants him back again.

"Ole Miss and Florida International have both sent me written offers," Schulte said. "I signed with Nebraska out of high school and that's where I'd like to end up, but there's a new staff there, so I'm not really sure where I stand with them.

"I know I've been hearing from a lot of other schools, but they go through my coaches, so other than my offers, I really am not sure who else is interested in me.

"I'm just focused on my season and I figure that stuff will all take care of itself."

Schulte noted he hasn't set up any visits at this point, but he said he's likely to take at least one visit during the season and a couple after it before he makes his decision.

Schulte is on pace to graduate this December and he'll have three years to play two wherever they ends up.

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