Tigers' Stock Rising With Bluechip Lineman

Highly regarded defensive tackle prospect Elisha Shaw talks about Auburn and Big Cat Weekend.

Tucker, Ga.--Scout.com's No. 3 rated defensive tackle in America moved Auburn up to "No. 2" on his list of favorites after spending Friday and Saturday on the Auburn campus while attending Big Cat Weekend.

Elisha Shaw, who is 6-4, 293 pounds, is another one of a long line of outstanding prospects to come out of Tucker High School.

"Going on these visits changes my mind a lot sometimes," Shaw said, noting that is the case with his trip to Auburn. "I can say Alabama and Georgia are No. 1 right now and I can put Auburn at No. 2."

Elisha Shaw is considered one of the top prospects in the Peach State for the 2014 signing class.

Shaw noted he isn't sure about when he will be ready to make his college choice. "The way I am thinking of schools right now probably I am going to have to wait and keep on studying up," he said.

The big lineman said he plans to return to Auburn for a summer football camp. He said AU's coaches have encouraged him to take his time on making a college choice and learning as much as he can about the ones he is considering.

Asked what impresses him about the Tigers, Shaw said he likes the campus and how clean it is "and how much the coaches care" about their players. He noted that he had a chance to talk to Auburn "star" rover, Justin Garrett, and the AU junior has good things to say about the coaching staff.

Garrett was a star player at Tucker High. "He told me it was a great place," Shaw said of Auburn.

"I like how they coach you up, how they love the game, how they study the game," Shaw said. "They don't always focus on football. They care about you on a different level."

Shaw said he is building a good relationship with Auburn assistant coaches Dameyune Craig and Rodney Garner, who are recruiting him for the Tigers. "I had to come see my man Coach Craig and Coach Garner," he said.

Commenting on the Big Cat Weekend, which attracted other highly regarded prospects, Shaw said, "All of it was fun. It was a lot of fun chillin' with my former teammate Justin Garrett, talking to Coach Craig--all of it was fun just spending time in Auburn.

"The visit went great and I got the chance to spend the night on Friday," he added. "It changed my whole vision about Auburn. I can say that Coach Craig is one great recruiting coach and they also have a lot of good coaches on their staff. I don't know about this year--they might be on the rise."

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