BIOGRAPHY: Former San Diego State transfer who immediately broke into the lineup at Portland State, and was awarded all-Conference honors
after his senior season. Led the team in tackles last season, posting 115/14 while also intercepting one pass and breaking
up nine more. Junior totals included 85/9/3.
POSITIVES: Schantz possesses the mentality and intangibles to play at the next level yet his poor size/speed numbers could leave him
on the outside looking in.
NEGATIVES: Average athlete with marginal quickness, speed and coverage skills. Struggles handling blocks and lacks a quick change of
ANALYSIS: Tough, hard-working defender with limited physical skills. Disciplined, plays assignment football and quickly diagnoses the
action. Fires up the field filling gaps in run defense, has an aggressive mentality and chases the action hard. Picks up coverage
assignments, fluid turning his hips to run with opponents and breaks down well.