Spring Recruit Tracker: Kenny Shaw

At 5-11 and 165-pounds, Kenny Shaw from Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips High School has plenty of options. He took time to fill update FightinGators.com on spring ball, recruiting and camps.

"Spring has been quite the ride so far," Kenny Shaw said. "We have been practicing in record high temps and just seeing all these colleges that show me love. I've been playing a lot of defensive back in the spring because I can read the wide receiver's pretty well simply because I'm a wide receiver and I have quick feet so they use me at defensive back a lot. Wide receiver is still my main position though."

"The team offensively looks pretty good but we're not there yet to win state," he said. "But by the end I think we will have a real good chance at it. We have a pretty good receiver corp with Antwone Stepherson, Greg Slones, and Dmani Cade, which will help me out a lot this year with avoiding the double team. Our quarterback position though needs the most work out of the bunch simply because a lack of experience so we can fix that and get rolling. Our backfield though has a lot of experience and they're looking good wit Marvin Ford, Matt (aka) Chevy boy, and Dee Hart."

While the offense is young and trying to find its way, it will be the play of the Dr. Phillips defense that will carry them early in the season.

"Our defense with the help of me at corner out of a ten right now is a nine so that's all I have to say about them. They're really good in pursuit of the ball like the bears defense. Some schools so far that have stopped by are Florida State, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Citadel, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Northern Illinois and Stanford."

Dr. Phillips is rich in tradition and has many rivalry games but Shaw hopes to establish one more big game every year moving forward.

"Rival games this year would be Olympia like it always is and the Boone Braves. Hopefully after playing Osceola, we can get one started there. My role as a leader on and off the field is just being there for the boys. They're going to follow what I do no matter what because I've earned that respect from them and I'm happy that I did.

"I don't know about the camps yet but I'm pretty sure that I can make it to Florida and Florida State camps so you can mark that down."

Shaw caught 64 passes for 914 yards scoring 10 touchdowns during his junior season and expects those numbers to increase dramatically throughout his senior season.


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