Miles Shuler, a former four-star recruit that was part of former head coach Greg Schiano’s final recruiting class in 2011, has decided to leave Rutgers. At the time of his recruitment Shuler was the 16th best wide receiver coming out of high school but he never found a niche with the Scarlet Knights. No reason was given for his decision to leave Rutgers but his place on the team was probably a motivating factor.
AS a freshman, Shuler played in seven games but failed to log a reception. In 2012, Shuler barely did much more as he caught five passes for 71 yards. His best game came against Kent State when he caught two passes for 43 yards including a 31 yarder and ran the football once for 25 yards.
The emergence of sophomore receiver Leonte Carroo and the presence of Brandon Coleman, Quron Pratt left Shuler as a potential fourth receiver in head coach Kyle Flood’s offense. This was obviously not what Shuler envisioned when he signed on with Rutgers but he hasn’t done much to separate himself from the pack either.
Shuler has been in contact with several schools according to reports and would like to stay within the BCS but has not yet made a decision, at least not one he has made public at this time. There is a strong indication that he might head back to California where his mother’s family resides.
The loss of Shuler won’t be much of an impact for the Scarlet Knights but he could prove to be a solid addition with his new school if he finds the right offense and coaching staff. With Shuler out of the picture at Rutgers freshman Janarion Grant and sophomore Ruhann Peele will get a chance to step up into a more pronounced role.
Chris is a Senior Writer as well as the Hiring and Recruiting Manager for Rant sports. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow Chris on Twitter and “Like” his page on Facebook.