“They’re always a place I’ve wanted to go,” Shaw said. “I actually watched the season last year, most of it. It’s a good school and I’m a west coast dude, so I think it will be a great fit for me.”
Shaw, the 3-star defensive end, said he is interested in the Sun Devils’ defense for one particular reason. It is aggressive.
“They go after it,” Shaw said. “Most defenses are read and react and Arizona State’s got one that they go hard and go explosive so it’s just the type of tempo and the play style I like.”
Shaw said ASU has been recruiting him since he lived in Georgia. When he made the move to North Las Vegas to play for Legacy High School, the Sun Devils’ coaching staff still kept in contact with him.Shaw, a 6-foot-3, 220 pound defensive end, said he was offered a scholarship from ASU wide receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander about a month and a half ago.
According to Shaw, Alexander told him he wanted him in the Sun Devils’ defense.
“When I talk to coach Alexander he really wanted me as a get after the quarterback type of person, something I love to do and I think I do well,” Shaw said.
Shaw is rated the No. 1 defensive end in the state of Nevada, the No. 12 end in the West and is ranked No. 70 in the country at the position. He reportedly had 11 sacks and 61 tackles last season.
Shaw said he prides himself on his pass rush abilities. As a pass rusher, he said he is very interested in the ASU pressure style of defense.
Even though Shaw has ASU in his top-3, he said he has not visited the campus yet. He said he hopes to visit on July 19 for an ASU camp. He said if he cannot make the camp, he will still visit to see the campus and meet the coaching staff.
So far into his recruitment, Shaw said he has only visited North Carolina unofficially. He said he also wants to visit Boise State unofficially this month.
Since all three schools are in his top-3, Shaw said he also plans on visiting ASU, Boise State and North Carolina officially during the fall.
Obviously Shaw has a lot of interest in the ASU program at this point. He said the ASU coaches have done a solid job recruiting him so far and for ASU to stay in his top-3, he said he just wants the consistent communication with coaches to continue.
Shaw said he wants to make trips to both ASU and Boise State before he makes his commitment.
He said he might also wait until after his official visits before making a choice. He said he might make his decision either before or after his senior football season.