Linebacker Schuback Sets Sights On Mississippi State And The SEC

Hits like this in 2013 made Shane Schuback an all-state middle linebacker helping cap off a (14-2) record for Old Forge and a one point loss to North Catholic in the state final.

Fast forward three years and now a sophomore at Lackawanna College the 6'0" 235lb Schuback is still serving up hits on opposing players.

"You know that coach Duda trusts me with everything. He is a real good guy. Defensively I feel that I am one of the smartest guys on the field and when it comes to everybody asking me whats going and what's the play I'm there to help them," said Shane.

"He's super! He is a Division I player. A power 5 conference guy. Mentally he has grown up a lot. He is much more disciplined on what he does on the field and certainly a physical specimen too so he is gonna go a long way," said Mark.

Shane's strong will, strength, and smarts showed so much on film that a school from the Southeastern Conference came a calling. It was Mississippi State with an interest in the mic linebacker.

"Everybody waited and came in and he knows everybody the first person to get signed before camp is a big one and he said Shane just got offered by Mississippi State and everyone in the lunch room went crazy," again said Shane.

"It's huge. It's one of the best probably the best conference in the country and they feel that he is going to come in there right now and play so he will get other offers from other places as well and go through that and find out the best fit," again said Mark.

Shane still has a few weeks to make a decision and accept that offer to Mississippi State and play in the SEC West. Until then stay healthy, get things done here with the Falcons and wait on other offers.

"If nothing else happens sooner or later by week 6 or 7 I'm probably going to give a verbal just to have a security blanket and be there for that," added Shane.

The Falcons beat Gattaca 68-0 last Saturday. It was career win 150 for Coach Duda. Next up Valley Forge Military Academy. Steve Lloyd reporting for Newswatch 16 Sports in Lackawanna County.