Thomas Shoaf went into last weekend with a scholarship offer from Ball State. By Wednesday, that…
Cougars offer fast Indiana lineman
A member of the 2013 class, 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound Thomas Shoaf is not only tall but very strong for his age. "I bench 300 pounds and squat 450," he said. "I power clean 315. I play offensive tackle and pass rush defensive end." A two-way player, Shoaf excels on both side of the ball. However, he's being recruited by the BYU coaches as an offensive lineman. "I pass protect really well and also at the outside zone," Shoaf said. "I also pass rush really well from the defensive end position. The two types of skills you have to have to play both positions might be closer than you think. You have to have good footwork, hand placement and good hand speed. "As an offensive tackle, it's about good footwork and latching on. As a defensive end it's the exact opposite. You still have to have good footwork and speed but it's about not letting the tackle latch on...
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