It has been a while since Bremerton High School has produced a high end college recruit, but this year LB/S Andrew Shadle has the chance to garner attention from all over. He recently told Northwest Elite Index he knows he needs to keep working on things.
“This offseason I’m working on my overall strength, adding some size and just improving every area that I can,” Shadle says. “I’m in weight-training at school and I’m playing basketball right now. This summer I’m going to be working out every day to get ready for my senior season.”
Shadle is a beast on both sides of the ball for the Knights. He rushed for nearly 900 yards and four touchdowns while racking up nearly 100 tackles and one sack in nine games this past season, while earning First Team All-Olympic League on defense and Second Team All-Olympic League on offense.
“I’ve got good instincts and I feel like I have a good motor so that helps me make plays,” Shadle said.
Even though he is a bit light to play linebacker, weighing in at 180 pounds on his 5’11” frame, Shadle is a physical presence on the field and his leadership is something that sets him apart from the rest.
This winter, Shadle has taken part in a Barton workout at Garfield High School and he said he’s excited about getting to more events.
“I was a little nervous getting out there against some of those guys, but I felt I did pretty well,” Shadle noted. “It showed me a lot of what I need to work on to be successful and how much talent there is out there, some of those guys were really good that I worked out with.”
On the recruiting front, Shadle has started to see letters from several schools including Montana, Washington, the University of Redlands and St. Louis.
We will have more in the future on Shadle as the recruiting process gets underway for real.