Shuman Still Favoring Tech?

One of the better offensive linemen in the state of Virginia this season is a player with a familiar name to Tech coaches. Ryan Shuman, the son of Fork Union Post-Grad head coach John Shuman, is a very good lineman out of the class of 2004. With an offer from Tech among others, where is Shuman leaning at this point?

Want a quick answer? "Virginia Tech," Ryan Shuman said. "Virginia Tech's still up there. They're on top of the list."

When will the 6'3, 245-pounder make a commitment? "I'm not going to do anything during the season, but I'm def going to commit before signing day," he said.

For now, Shuman wants to focus on his senior season as well as surviving the Military school environment. "Fork Union is Fork Union, man. It's tough."

Things are tough on the field too, however, for Fork Union's prep team. "We're 2-4 and have been blown out in a few games like DeMatha, but we're bouncing back. We've won two straight now. If we sweep the rest of the season, we've got a chance at the playoffs."

Personally, Shuman noted that he's doing well this season. "I'm doing fine," he said. "I've had my ups and I've had my downs but I've been playing well overall. I've been playing better on defensive side than on offense side, surprisingly."

Shuman, who also has offers from VMI, Central Michigan, and Toledo, also noted that, if his squad does not make the playoffs, he may spend the rest of his senior year at Fork Union playing with the Post-Grad team coached by his father. "Once our season is over and if we don't make playoffs, I might join the Post-Grad team," he said. "This would be my first year doing that if I can do it." Recommended Stories

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