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GAR Memorial DL Shakir Soto earns first verbal scholarship offer

Written by: on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.

 

One of the key returning pieces from GAR Memorial High School’s two-time defending District 2 Class AA champion football team has garnered his first Division-1 FBS verbal scholarship offer.

Shakir Soto, a 6’4, 220-pound lineman for the Grenadiers, received a verbal scholarship offer from Boston College Tuesday evening, according to an e-mail from his head coach, Paul Wiedlich Jr.

Programs can only extend a verbal offer of a scholarship to athletes until September of their senior years of high school.  At that time, collegiate programs can extend official written offers.

Soto has also received interest from programs like Miami (FL), Nebraska, Penn State, Syracuse and Temple, among others, and is coming off of a season in which he posted a team-best 114 tackles (79 solo), a team-best nine sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in 11 games.  He averaged 10.4 tackles per contest for the Grenadiers, who finished 11-2 overall.

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