More Options on the Horizon?

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Posted Sep 6, 2007


Sam Shutt picked up two early offers during the spring evaluation period. This summer Sam took his skills on the road in hopes of earning even more college opportunities. To date no new offers have come, but Shutt expects that to change if his senior season goes as planned.

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"The season is going pretty good for us, but I am out with a sprained ankle," said Shutt. "I should be back this Friday night. This past Friday we won. We played Memphis-Westwood. I didn't get to play because I sprained my ankle back in the jamboree, but we won 35-6."

The Hardin County offense sputtered it's way to a meager half time lead before exploding in the second half.

"After the first half we were only up 7-0," said Sam. "Our offense just couldn't get going. It was kind of like in scrimmages when coach would take me out to see if the offense could move the ball. In the scrimmages they really couldn't, but they showed up Friday night and moved the ball pretty well in that second half."

While Sam is happy for the team win, it was difficult not to be a part of it.

"It's pretty hard to not be able to be out there with my team," said Shutt. "I worked so hard this summer to be ready. I am ready to get back out there."

Shutt camped this summer at Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Troy and Vanderbilt. One trip really made an impression on the talented wide out.

"By far Troy was the most impressive place I went to," said Sam. "I loved it down there. I got to see the whole campus. I just fell in love with it. I am very interested in them. It kind of reminds me of Ole Miss. It's a real small town and the whole town is very supportive. It's a great place. They have a lot of things going on there."

Shutt holds offers from Arkansas State and Troy, but so far the Indians have not had the chance to make their pitch.

"I have not visited Arkansas State yet, but I like their program and I like their coach," said Shutt. "I don't know a lot about them, but I am sure I will learn a lot more about them if I take an official visit there. They called me on Sunday and left me a voice mail."

From the looks of things, Shutt may soon be adding to his offer list.

"I have not officially picked up any more offers, but TCU has talked to me and they want me to come on an official visit," said Sam. "I am not really sure what they have to offer yet. I talked to them yesterday, but we haven't set up a date yet."

"MTSU has not officially offered, but I feel like I could go play for them. Their wide receiver coach wants me, it's just up to the head coach now."

This past weekend calling restrictions were loosened a bit for college coaches and several recruiters took the time to check in with Sam.

"I am still talking with Tennessee," said Sam. "They just want to see how my season plays up. They are still on my list. I got calls from Vanderbilt, MTSU, TCU, Memphis and Arkansas State in the past few days. I really enjoy talking to all of the coaches and seeing what all they have to offer."

With two offers in hand and more schools taking a long hard look at Sam's playmaking abilities, he is now planning a post-season decision.

"I feel that once the season gets started and everything gets going that I will bring in a couple more offers," said Shutt. "I am just going to wait it out and see what my options are. I am in no hurry."

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