After a very productive junior season, it’s surprising that Kamiak (Mukilteo, Wa.) TE Nate Shubert has yet to see recruiting really take off. The 2016 prospect caught up with Northwest Elite Index recently and he updated us on where things stand on that front as well as what his plans are for the summer.
As a junior this past fall, Shubert was one of the favorite target of the Knights’ quarterbacks, hauling in 31 receptions for a team-leading 695 yards and six touchdowns.
“I was mainly flexed out, into the slot, and used as a receiver, but there were plenty of times that I played tight on the line, in a three-point stance and had to fire off and block or get into my route that way,” Shubert told NEI recently. “I’m probably more like a big wide receiver, but I can do both (block and be a receiver) if I need to or if that is what I am asked to do.”
This offseason, Shubert, a three-sport athlete, has been hitting the weights and working on his speed and agility.
“I play basketball and baseball, so I am pretty busy, but I have been working out, lifting and running a lot,” the 6’3”, 205-pounder noted. “I am working on my routes a lot, getting them crisper, but I also want to bulk up and get faster for my senior season.”
On the recruiting front, things have been a bit slow, but there are a handful of programs that are giving him a look.
“I’ve talked to Columbia and the University of Puget Sound a little bit,” Shubert noted. “I’ve also heard from Harvard and the University of Redlands.
“”I’m going to hit a few camps this summer. I am planning on going to Washington’s Rising Stars camp on June 20th, Stanford’s camp, UCLA’s camp and the Northwest Elite camp on June 5th.
“I’m also going to hit the NIKE Sparq camp down in Eugene (Or.) in June too.”
With his size, athleticism and soft hands, Shubert is one of the more underrated players in the Pacific Northwest. Expect more schools to start noticing his talents now that the May evaluation period is underway.