Cretin T Joe Schafer Narrows List to Three
Joe Schafer narrows list to three schools
Joe Schafer narrows list to three schools

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Joe Schafer, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive tackle from St. Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, has narrowed his list of schools to three. Schafer helped lead his team to a 10-1 mark and runner-up finish in Section 4, Class AAAAA. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Schafer to learn the latest of his recruitment.

Joe Schafer said that he has offers from Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Central Florida, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. However, he is down to just three schools.

"I'm down to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northwestern," he said.

Schafer will be the latest Cretin lineman to move on to the Division I level, joining former Raiders Matt Carufel (Notre Dame), Ned Tavale (Minnesota), Raef Eubanks (Iowa) and Ryan Harris (Notre Dame).

Schafer attended the Iowa camp last week and was at Minnesota Saturday. He said that he might attend the Notre Dame camp.

Schafer said that there will not be one factor in his college chocie, which he said could come in July.

"The whole thing. Academics and all things will go into the decision," he said.

Schafer played for the Cretin basketball team this winter. He started at center early this season when Broderick Binns was sidelined with a thigh bruise, but moved to the bench with Binns healthy. He feels that the teamwork they showed will help this year on the gridiron.

"I think that more than half of our players are football players. We just go from football to basketball," Shafer said. "We like to have fun. We have good camaraderie. I think basketball helps with footwork, quickness and to stay in shape."

Football and basketball teammate Michael Floyd has been offered scholarships by Minnesota and two-sport teammate John Nance and Shady Salamon have already committed to the Gophers.

Related Stories
Cretin OT Joe Schafer Commits to Wisconsin
 -by  Jun 23, 2007
Cretin's Joe Schafer Gets Recruiting Interest
 -by  Apr 6, 2007
Cretin Derham Hall Trio Gets Gopher Offers
 -by  Feb 1, 2007

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
OT Joe Schafer (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Minnesota > Recruiting
Football > Northwestern > Recruiting
[View My HotList]