HELENA -- Capital High offensive lineman Carson Shuman has committed to play football for Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. The Division I Cougars are currently leading the Pac 12 with a 7-1 record.

Shuman, a 6-foot-3, 255-pound senior, has performed 56 “Bruin (pancake) blocks” so far this season. He is part an O-line that has helped CHS average 336 yards of total offense per game, while scoring an average of 22.5 points.

“I chose Washington State because they offered what I want to major in, and I really like their coaching staff,” related Shuman, who was also talking to Carroll College, Montana State, Montana Tech, Minot State, North Dakota State and the U.S. Air Force. “I felt like I was at home when I visited Pullman.”

As a junior, Shuman was selected a 2016 honorable mention all-state guard.

“Congratulations to Carson, Washington State has quite a program out there right now and he’ll make a good addition to their team,” CHS coach Kyle Mihelish said. “He works hard in the weight room and in the classroom. Good luck to Carson and his family in the future.”

For Capital’s wrestling team, last year Shuman placed fourth at State in the heavyweight class, while posting a 21-16 mark, with 16 pins. In the weight room, he owns a clean lift max of 280 pounds, but what has built up most his core strength have been Olympic lifts for reps.

Carson, who plans on studying construction management, is the son Boe (a former Capital gridder and wrestler) and Kami Shuman.

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