Kiski Area senior Kuhn chooses Youngstown State
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Kiski Area senior Shane Kuhn grew weary of the Division I football recruiting grind, so he went with the school that believed in him before the start of his senior year.
Kuhn, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound tight end/linebacker, committed to Youngstown State on Thursday to end a stretch in which he received scholarship offers from the Penguins and later Colgate. He also received interest from Pitt and West Virginia.
The Penguins made their full scholarship offer to Kuhn in June, and Colgate followed in October.
“Youngstown State has been at the top of the board for a while now,” Kuhn said. “I've talked to some other schools lately, and I'm honestly fed up with it, just beating around the bush. Youngstown was the first to offer me, and I respected that. ... It seemed like the other schools, they wanted to wait it out, and I wasn't going to take the chance of Youngstown getting another commitment and me missing out. It wasn't worth it for me.”
The Penguins recruited Kuhn as a tight end.
“I like playing linebacker probably even better (than tight end),” Kuhn said, “but I wouldn't be playing linebacker at the next level — I'd probably play defensive end. So for my future and well being, I'm better off at tight end.”
Colgate's academic reputation appealed to Kuhn, but Youngstown State's proximity to home gave the Penguins a major edge.
“The education is great at Colgate,” Kuhn said. “But Youngstown State, it's hard to look past the record and the football part. Plus, I can get there in an hour and a half driving, and Colgate is like six hours away.”
“I feel like I could start at Youngstown in the next couple years. … It's just going to be nice to get up there and make an impact.”
Kuhn finished his senior season with 18 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns. He had a team-high 77 tackles, including 53 solo stops.
Bill West is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @BWest_Trib.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’
- HS highlight reel: Red, White & Blue Invite set for Saturday
- Wilkinsburg holds off Leechburg
- Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided win
- Murray runs wild in Steel Valley victory over Carlynton
- Mars RB Schultheis could be out for season
- QB leads Kittanning to season-opening victory over Deer Lakes
- Knoch’s 3rd-quarter surge leads to victory over Franklin Regional
- Trueman sparks North Allegheny’s 14-0 victory over Seneca Valley
- High school roundup: Seton-La Salle captures Century Conference win
- Frazier’s Ross is Player of the Week