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From Whippet to Nittany Lion, OL Drew Shelton makes an early choice to attend PSU @drewshelt7 @FootballDwest

Written by: on Saturday, September 5th, 2020


Drew Shelton, Downingtown West>>>Penn State

It’s a long list for this incoming junior from Downingtown West. Kansas St, Bowling Green, Rutgers, West Virginia, Pitt, Syracuse, Michigan St, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Notre Dame, ASU, Oklahoma, Northwestern, Stanford, Florida, Minnesota and Indiana all made a play for the lanky  6’5 255 offensive lineman, but it was Penn State line coach Phil Trautwein that made the biggest impression. Yesterday on twitter Drew announced he was committing to Penn State:


Today we caught up with Drew to ask him what made him choose Happy Valley: 


PFN: How long have you played football?

Drew: Since I was in 7th grade

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Nittany Lions?

Drew: It felt right. I have strong relationships with multiple coaches and it’s the hometown team

PFN: Why commit early/commit to them?

Drew: Why wait when you know where you want to be

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Penn State, who recruited you?

Drew: Coach Trautwein, Howle, Smith and Franklin

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

Drew: A very athletic tackle that is physical and knows how to finish blocks

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Drew: It was really fast and exciting and crazy to say the least

PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?

Drew: It did not effect it very much other then that I would’ve loved to meet the coaches in person

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Drew: Offensive line

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Drew: No

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

Drew: My mom was very supportive as to not pushing her favorite schools on me and letting me choose for myself

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the PSU program?

Drew: They’re contenders every year and just need a little extra push to get over the top

PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for the Nittany Lions?

Drew: Winning a national championship

PFN: Tell everyone out there in the football world something they’d never know about you until you told them:

Drew: I didn’t really play offensive line until my sophomore year

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Drew: My head coach. He suggested the switch on to the line and I took off ever since.

PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?

Drew: Just because I’m committed now does not mean I’m not committed to my high school team. I’m still 1000% locked in for the next two seasons.


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