Featured Athlete: Sam Shields

Although its only March, the football preseason has been very busy for 2020 offensive lineman Sam Shields as he has made his rounds with Power 5 campus visits. Shields, standing 6’5, 280 is a highly sought after recruit from Manhattan High School in Kansas. To date, Shields has already received offers from the University of Kanas, University of South Dakota, and has taken visits to University of Iowa and Kansas State.

The PrepStar scouting reports notes that as you watch Sam on film, what strikes you the most is that he has very good feet, they are always moving and he has excellent balance. He also has excellent upper body and lower body strength, and he uses it to his maximum advantage. While a run blocker, he displays excellent footwork, he has a low center of gravity and uses that along with his strength to get under the DL and push him back. He also displays a wide base and excellent footwork, his feet are always moving which allows him to always be in a balanced position. As soon as he steps on the field, he is a beast, giving 110% on each play and he even has a little nasty edge.

Beside being a stellar football player, Shields is also an exceptional student. He carries a 3.6 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.


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