One of the nation’s best offensive linemen is narrowing its recruitment to five schools in the class of 2023.
Four-star TJ Shanahan is ranked below Georgia, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.
Austin Westlake Products is one of the more college-ready prospects in its position at the high school level. Shanahan stands at 6-foot-4, 310-pounds and shows serious athleticism for his size. He has led the Westlake offensive line to back-to-back state championship victories.
Shanahan is listed as the No. 7 internal offensive lineman in the 247Sports Composite Ranking and the No. 143 overall player in the 2023 cycle.
Texas has the advantage of being closer to home in Austin but experts agree that Texas is leading the way for A&M Westlake superstars. The Eggies have four crystal ball selections following their June official visit to College Station.
Shanahan spoke with On3Sports about what’s different from each of their top five schools.
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“Being in Athens for my Ovi really opened my eyes to the dynasty they’re building,” Shanahan said. “As well as building relationships with our entire coaching staff and current 2023.”
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“Coach Davis is a truly unique coach,” Shanahan said. “I could actually see myself playing for a guy like him.”
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“Having Texas in my backyard has given me the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with Coach Flood and Coach Sarkeesian,” Shanahan said. “It wouldn’t be too bad to block even for a guy like Arch Manning.”
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“Coach Fischer is a great coach and what he and Coach are building at Adagio A&M feels very special.”
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“SoCal has always been a second home for me,” Shanahan said. “The offense that Coach Riley and Coach Henson are committing sounds really cool to me.”