Shaw Enjoys "Crazy" Atmosphere In Auburn

Big defensive tackle Elisha Shaw talks about his visit to Auburn for the Ole Miss game.

Tucker, Ga.--One of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country, big Elisha Shaw was on the Auburn campus last Saturday to check out the Tigers' win over the Ole Miss Rebels. Spending time with several of Auburn's current commitments before the game, Shaw said once the game kicked off in Jordan-Hare Stadium things got kicked up a notch.

"It was a great game," Shaw said. "They were great fans. The tempo was great. I loved the way the coaches coached the game. The players' tempo was up. I liked it all. It was a great night.

"The atmosphere was crazy," he added. "It was my first Auburn game so it really put Auburn higher. They are higher on my list now."

With offers from schools across the country, Shaw said at the moment he's looking at just four schools. Saturday night he got to see two of them in Auburn and Ole Miss with Georgia and Alabama rounding out his list at the moment.

Saying he doesn't have any particular order, Shaw said there is plenty to like about Gus Malzahn's program at the moment. One of the biggest things is the play of the defensive line that features a pair of freshmen from Georgia in Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams.

"They were rolling," Shaw said. "I liked that. They came together sack after sack at the end of the game when it was needed."

Lawson and Adams are part of a steady rotation being used by Rodney Garner in his first season back at Auburn as the defensive line coach. Already very familiar with Garner from his time as a coach at Georgia, Shaw said it was good to see him and the rest of the Auburn staff on Saturday.

"I talked to them afterwards," Shaw said. "They were asking me how much I loved the atmosphere and if I wanted to be a Tiger. Me and coach Garner, our relationship is great. He coached my defensive line coach. I hear great things about him. We get along great. He keeps everything up front. There are no secrets with him. I love that about him."

Injuring his neck during a practice early in his senior season while making a tackle, Shaw has been forced to watch from the sidelines this season for Tucker while waiting to get cleared. Currently working out to stay in shape for his return, Shaw said all he can do is keep positive until his time comes.

"It has been real tough, but in this type of situation you've got to stay prayed up," Shaw said. "What's for you is going to be for you. There is no rest. I work out daily, pray, hit the books and wait on the doctors."

Shaw said that he hopes to return to Auburn for the Alabama game at the end of the regular season. As for his official visits the big tackle said nothing has been decided yet on who and when he'll visit.

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