Shuman Ready to Play

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Ryan Shuman has been all over the country this summer. Well, at least halfway across the country. The 6-3, 257 pound Fork Union Prep standout has attended four different camps.

“I’ve been busting my butt this summer,” said Shuman. “I’ve been to the Nike Camp in Blacksburg, Virginia’s camp, North Carolina’s camp, and Michigan’s camp. I’ve gotten a lot better. I learned a lot more stuff that I didn’t know before.”

In addition, he has been hitting the weight room hard. Shuman has gained around 30 pounds of muscle since his junior season, when he weighed in at 225 pounds.

He hopes to add more before he reaches his college destination.

“I checked in yesterday at 257 pounds,” said Shuman. “That’s actually a little lower than it was before. I gained over 30 pounds since last year, and I hope to gain 30 more after this year.”

Shuman’s efforts this summer have paid off. He has received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Toledo, Western Michigan, VMI, and Central Michigan. Virginia, North Carolina, and Michigan are expressing serious interest as well.

Four schools currently stand out for Shuman, who wants to concentrate on his senior year before thinking about recruiting.

“Virginia Tech is up there obviously,” said Shuman. “They have offered. Toledo saw me at the Michigan camp and they were impressed so they offered me. They are top 25, and I like them too. I saw UVA’s practice the other day – it was a good practice. I can’t think too much about UVA since they haven’t offered, but UVA and UNC are right there along with the other two.”

Schools are recruiting Shuman to play center on the next level. UVA has said they like him as either a center or possibly at tight end.

He is looking forward to playing center and defensive end once again for Mickey Sullivan’s Fork Union Prep team. After an entire summer preparing for his senior season, Shuman is ready to mix it up on the field.

“I’m ready to get going,” said Shuman. “Enough of this preseason stuff – I’m ready for the season to start.”