July 15, 2007

PA defensive end looking for the next level

Gettysburg defensive end Logan Shultz (6' 2" 260) may have a tough decision on his hands when it comes to his college choice. Shultz is looking for a program that is going to take him to the next level, and it seems from the visits he has taken this summer, there won't be a bad choice. Shultz most recently camped at Penn State, and he also camped at Pitt, West Virginia and Clemson.

"Location doesn't matter with me," Shultz said of choosing a school "I'm looking for a consistent program that takes me to where I want to go. I want to play for a team that is in the hunt for the national title every year. I don't want to play somewhere that has one big year, then drops. Most teams are like that these days."

Of the schools he has visited, he sees mostly pluses, making it tougher to pick out a favorite, or even narrow it down.

"I was at Penn State about two weeks ago for a couple days, and that was the last camp I was at," Shultz said. "I also went to West Virginia, Clemson and Pitt. I really like all three of those schools. I like different things about all three schools. Pitt, I really liked it up there. They are going in the right direction. I got an idea of that from working with their d-line coach ( Coach Gattuso). Working with him gave me an idea what to expect, and how he can help me get to the next level. Coach Brian Angelichio is recruiting me from Pitt."

Shultz added that it didn't matter if a school is located in a city like Pitt, or in a more rural setting such as Clemson and West Virginia.

"There is a different atmosphere at Clemson," Shultz added. "I felt welcome down there, that's for sure. West Virginia, I like the program, and I like where they are heading."

Shultz doesn't begin fall camp until August 12th. He would like to get back to all the schools once and perhaps twice more to see the facilities, and meet one-on-one with the coaching staffs.

"I know with some of the schools, I want to come back and visit again just to visit," Shultz said. "Some of the schools want me to come back right now, just to get a one-on-one with the coaches. Boston College, I'm pretty sure I'll go back. Penn State, I'll go back once or twice since they're real close. Pitt, once or twice. Clemson and West Virginia too"

Shultz is ranked the No. 35 player in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals. He also earned first-team all-conference, all-state and all-area honors as a junior after registering 93 tackles, including 17 for a loss, 12 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Tony Greco can be contacted at pittpath@hotmail.com..

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