Hopewell star running back Rushel Shell, who will play in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Jan. 3 in Phoenix, said he has narrowed his college choice to three BCS programs.
“Right now, I’m only looking at Alabama, Oregon and Pitt,” said Shell, who needs 135 yards Friday night against Mt. Lebanon to break the WPIAL career rushing record of 7,646 yards, set by Fort Cherry’s Mike Vernillo in 1999. “’Bama is a running school, great for a running back. Oregon – they’re high-tempo, their uniforms, great atmosphere. Pitt’s past two running backs are in the NFL and their current running back is just as good. They have a reputation for getting running backs to the NFL.”
– Kevin Gorman