Shaw Earns Honors

The importance of an education sometimes gets lost with the recruiting scene and how a particular student athlete is performing in school sometimes goes unnoticed. Monsignor High School product Greg Shaw (6'6, 280, 5.3) will be rewarded for his hard work in the classroom at an honors ceremony Thursday morning.

Greg Shaw

"I maintained over a 4.0 G.P.A this past quarter so tomorrow I am going to an honor's breakfast for my achievement," said Shaw. "Then on Friday we have our first playoff game. We are playing against Cardinal Gibbons. I think my team is ready and we should win."

The 3-star lineman's senior year is heating up while the recruiting scene has taken a chill.

"Recruiting has kind of slowed down for me," Shaw stated. "I still talk to coaches from LSU, USF, Florida and Florida St just about every week though.

"From LSU, I speak with coach [Earl] Lane and coach [Les] Miles every week," Shaw added. "We still have pretty much the same conversations we have always had only now it seems like they are a little deeper and the coaches are trying to get in to more personal stuff with me."

Have the rumors surrounding coach Miles' possible departure affected LSU's chances of gaining Shaw's signature in February?

"I've heard about that," answered Shaw. "I have a feeling coach Miles is not going to leave LSU though. If he would leave I guess you could say I would be a little mad, but I would still have to play for LSU. That wouldn't change. He seemed like a cool guy to me. He's good people."

Shaw still intends on making a few more visits before it is all said and done.

"I have no idea when I am going to make my announcement," said Shaw. "It will come after I make the rest of my visits though. I do not see my top teams (LSU, Florida, USF and FSU) changing before I make my announcement either.

"I know I have seen just about all that I wanted to see, but I think it will probably just come down to the school that I felt most comfortable at," Shaw concluded. ''That's really all you can go off of."

Note: The younger half-brother of former U.S. Army All-American linebacker Willie Williams, Shaw has a tremendous upside. He was a first team All-State offensive lineman in 2006 and will be among the state's top prospects at that position in 2007.

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