Keeping an Open Mind

Miami offensive lineman Greg Shaw may have a close connection to Louisville, but that doesn't mean he's a given for the Cardinals. Shaw has more than 25 offers and is building a solid relationship with the Gator coaching staff.

Greg Shaw is one of the top offensive linemen from the South Florida area. From Miami Monsignor Pace, Shaw is 6-6, 280-pounds but seems much bigger in person. He has tremendous upside and was all-state last season.

He has 27 offers, including Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

"I have not been to the University of Florida yet but Coach Urban Meyer and Coach Doc Holliday both came by the school to talk to my coach about me," Shaw said. "They told him that I am a good leader and they like the way that I push myself in the weight room. They both attended my spring game and said they like what they saw. They think that I did real well in the game."

Coach Holliday and Shaw have established a very good relationship over the last couple of months.

"Coach Holliday and I send text messages to each other just about every single day about recruiting and a bunch of other stuff as well," he said. "Recently, he was telling me that Coach Billy Donovan turned down $30 dollars from the Orlando Magic to stay at Florida, and I asked him why. Coach Holliday said because he is a Gator and I was laughing about that."

While Shaw has not visited Florida for himself, he was on his brother's visit to Florida.

"I came down with Willie Williams when he went to Florida," he said. "We had a great time on the trip that's for sure. Willie is now at Louisville."

Most people think that with the connection to Williams, Louisville is the team to beat.

"I am keeping an open mind but when I went with Willie to visit Louisville it was tight," he added. "The way they have the town set up is amazing. All the little shops and everything are set up around the football team."

Shaw spoke about what he liked at Florida.

"I like the coaching staff at Florida a lot," Shaw said. "I also like the way that they play the young players, especially on the offensive line. When I was watching the spring game, I saw a couple of those freshmen linemen that were playing and I like that. Playing time is important to me and it looks like a good opportunity in Gainesville."

Shaw isn't planning any visits this summer. He wants to work out every day, trying to get bigger and stronger. In the meantime, he is looking forward to hanging out with his friends. Shaw talks to Michael Brewster and Nigel Bradham every day.

"They each are trying to get me to go to Ohio State and Florida State."

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