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Four-Star CB Tre Shaw Joins UNC's 2017 Class

Tre Shaw selected UNC over scholarship offers from ACC and SEC schools.

North Carolina has added yet another four-star prospect to its 2017 commitment list.  Tre Shaw announced his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels on Monday.

Shaw, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove, chose UNC over fellow finalists Auburn, Clemson, and South Carolina. In addition to his finalists, he received scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, Michigan, NC State, Ole Miss, Purdue, and South Carolina.

"I am choosing North Carolina over Clemson," Shaw told "The North Carolina coaches have made me feel like I am a priority for them. Their staff has been with me from day one, and that means a lot. They have stayed in touch with me, they have made me feel needed, and that is a big part of why I choosing them."

Last summer, Shaw first visited UNC for a one-day camp. He returned in February for the Tar Heels’ exclusive junior day, where attendees were treated to the UNC-Duke basketball game. He most recently visited for Fedora’s Freak Show.

Less than a week after returning from the Freak Show, Shaw announced his final four schools. Earlier this month, he set July 18 as his commitment date.

Charlton Warren, UNC’s secondary coach, led the recruitment of Shaw.

For Cedar Grove, which went 11-2-1 in 2015, Shaw has played every skill position -- cornerback, safety, receiver, running back, and quarterback. As a junior, he made over 100 tackles, 20 pass breakups, and an interception. Also, he had 452 yards rushing.

“Honestly, on defense this past year we used him wherever we thought the ball was going,” Cedar Grove head coach Jermaine Smith said. “If it was against a running team, he was down in the box. If it was against a passing team, we put him on the best receiver. In the red zone, we lock him up on the best receiver.

“I think on the next level he’d be a great nickel guy. But, he could play corner or safety, but nickel is his ultimate fit because he’s good at coming in the box and making tackles but at the same time he can cover.

“He’s very instinctive. He finds the ball and is always in the right place at the right time.”

Shaw joins a commitment list that already included six other four-star recruits --  J.T. Cauthen, Ryan JonesJake LawlerAdarius LemonsJonah Melton, and Tyler Smith. He’s the 15th member of UNC’s commitment list.


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