Middle Tennessee gets First Commit for 2008

Georgia Quarterback commits to Middle Tennessee State

Coach Rick Stockstill picked up his first commit of the 2008 recruiting class. Quarterback Jaybo Shaw informed Coach Stockstill on his decision while at Middle Tennessee's practice on Saturday. The six foot, 187 pound senior from Flowery Branch HS is a highly talented dual threat quarterback. In his junior year, Jaybo managed to score 52 touchdowns, 27 through the air and 25 on the ground. BlueRaiderZone.com was able to catch up with Shaw on his whirlwind weekend.

Jaybo Shaw drew attention from schools such as Georgia Tech, Georgia, Alabama, and South Florida but felt Middle Tennessee was the best fit for him. "I love the coaching staff, they are very dedicated and football is not just a sport to them", Shaw would say of the Middle Tennessee coaching staff. Shaw would go on to say, "The MTSU coaching staff got my attention when Coach G.A. Mangus attended two days of spring practice in a row and rented a hotel to stay two nights away from his family. That is the type of coaching staff I want to play for, coaches who are dedicated and love their jobs." Shaw feels that Middle Tennessee's offense will be a nice fit for him with his playmaking abilities. Shaw also loves MTSU's schedule and "the small hometown atmosphere that MTSU provides."

Jaybo Shaw has been a three year starter at Flowery Branch HS, and has led his team to a 21-4 record over the past two seasons. Shaw is looking forward to his senior year and hopes to have an outstanding senior season, building on the numbers he has posted in his career at Flowery Branch High where his dad is the head coach. Jaybo describes himself as a "playmaker" who can score in many different ways."

Jaybo Shaw's profile


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