Shayne Hale and Cameron Saddler from Gateway High in Pennsylvania are two of the most highly…
Hale Clears the Air
Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway defensive end Shayne Hale was said to have a slight leader in a recent article and it was the Ohio State Buckeyes, so we followed up on it. Here is what the five-star prospect had to say. "No, I don't have a leader, you know me better than that," Hale said. "When I commit is when I'll have a leader. I like all the schools that I am looking at the same. "I have been that way since day one. I did an interview and said how I liked the atmosphere at Ohio State, but that was it I never named a leader." Hale has scheduled official visits with Michigan, West Virginia and Virginia. He maintains that those aren't the only three in the mix. "I like the atmosphere at Ohio State, its live up there," he said. "I'm going to probably try and get up there for a visit. Rutgers is still there a little bit also." Cameron Saddler has mentioned a number of times as has Hale that the two cousin's would be a package deal. What is Hale's take on that? "We are trying to make that happen for sure," Hale said. "It is very likely that it happens." Hale went on to talk about the possibilty of Ohio State offering Saddler and what that might do. "That would make it a tougher decision, no doubt," laughed Hale. "We have already talked about that, but even if they don't offer him we will probably still go there for a visit." Hale and his Gateway teammates took part in a 7-on-7 Passing Camp at Akron. Hale was forced to miss the action with a nagging hamstring injury. He informed us that action got a little bit heated." "Our team was playing J.F.K and it got heated. Their wide receiver kept trying to jam our corners by throwing forearms in their face. Cameron (Saddler) made a great play on one of them and of course he talked about it and the dude took a swing at him. The benches all cleared and it got crazy, but it was broken up quick." In Western Pennsylvania and across the state expectations are very high in Monroeville. The Gators are excpected by many to win the WPIAL and possibly a state championship. We asked Hale how the team stays humble? "We try not to pay a lot of attention to that stuff," Hale explained. "It's one step at a time for us, no matter what it is. We try and take it in stride and not talk about it much." Hale was not very excited about being moved to defensive end on a few of the websites like Scout.com, but he is coming around. "I'm not sure what the college's are planning to do with me, but Coach (Terry) Smith told me I'll probably play linebacker and defensive end this year for us, along with full back. "Last year, I had most of my sacks when I came off the edge, so I can use my strengths better there. I have quick hands and good speed sideline-to-sideline, so I can play end pretty well. One thing is for certain, Hale is going to take his time reaching a decision. "I'm going to take my visits and think it all through," he said. "I may decide at the Army Bowl, or I might not."
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