Ertz Ready For His Turn
Shane Ertz
Shane Ertz
West Recruiting Manager
Posted May 2, 2011


Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista receiver Shane Ertz is eager to carve out his own name as a prospect...

Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista receiver Shane Ertz (6-1, 195), has been able to get a unique perspective on both the recruiting process and in playing college football, courtesy of his older brother.

Zach Ertz is a tight end at Stanford, a key part of the Orange Bowl season the Cardinal enjoyed in 2010 and was Scout’s #4-ranked tight end in the 2009 class.

So for Shane, he saw his brother commit early to Stanford, still get recruited by numerous schools, stick with Stanford and now make a big impact in their offense.

Now he’s hoping to get some recruiting interest of his own.

“I know that this spring and summer, I’m going to go to a bunch of camps and prove what I have there,” said Ertz. “I played some strong safety at the end of the year, but I definitely want to play receiver.”

Ertz’s quarterback, Jeff Lockie, will be at numerous camps as well, so Ertz is hoping that their chemistry will shine at the camps and in spring practice.

“Our quarterback is getting some exposure and there will be some coaches coming out for spring ball to see him,” said Ertz. “I’m going to the Elite 11 to catch for him.”

Ertz is also planning on camping at the Stanford Nike Camp, as well as school camps at Cal Poly, Stanford, Oregon, San Diego State and UC Davis.

His interest is heavy in the Pac-12.

“I’ve got interest in Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, a lot of Pac-12 schools,” said Ertz. “Also Cal, USC, UCLA, I’ve always had interest in those schools. Without getting a lot of interest right now, it’s stressful because you know you have to have a big junior season. So if it’s the right offer, I’ll jump on the first one.”

Ertz has been able to work out with his older brother and some other Pac-10 receivers.

“He’s helped out a lot and then the gym I work at, Jeff Maehl and Ryan Whalen, I did some drills with them,” said Ertz.

Academically, Ertz has a 3.2 and will take the SAT on May 7th.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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