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CB Tre Shaw Goes '110 mph Everyday All Day'

Inside Carolina caught up with Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove assistant coach Chris Hill to learn more about UNC's newest verbal commitment, Tre Shaw, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback.

What is UNC gaining in Tre Shaw?

"I've been doing this for 7/8 years -- I'm the recruiting coordinator at Cedar Grove High School -- and we have placed guys all over the country. Tre is just the exception to the average football player. He's just an exceptional kid. I feel UNC's program just got better with him, because he's made our school better since he's been here. He's a program kid. He's going to be exactly where he needs to be, exactly when he needs to be there. 

"Football player wise, he's going to go 110 mph everyday all day. He's like a machine. We have to tell him sometimes, 'Slow down. Rest your body.' But he's such a competitor. 

"The best way I can describe him: if we're picking teams for badminton or if we're picking teams for kick ball or whatever, I'm going to pick him first. That's the type of competitor he is." 

Shaw plays running back and all over your secondary. What position will he settle in at at UNC?

"I think he's going to be a nickel defender/corner [in college]. He's very physical and he likes to hit people. He has real good ball skills. And he always finds himself around the football. 

"Tre came to us as a tenth grader. We had a player, who was out because his uncle passed away. So, Tre had to start his very first game. And I think he ended up having two or three interceptions that game and a 150 [rushing] yards as a sophomore. 

"He's just a great football player, because he can do a lot. He could play quarterback, he could play running back, we have him playing some Wildcat, he could play receiver -- he's just a football kid.

"On top of all that, his character and how he is outside of football is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about him."

Breakdown the job UNC did with recruiting Shaw.

"I actually took Tre to [UNC's] camp last summer, because I've had a relationship with Coach [Charlton] Warren back when he was at Nebraska. He asked me last year, 'Coach, I need some DBs.' And once he saw Tre and worked him out at camp, he knew he was going to have a good one. 

"Tre has family in North Carolina, as well. Once [Warren] found out about that, he went full fledged on him."

What about UNC's overall success in Georgia?

"They're coming down and basically picking out some of the top guys out of Georgia... Coach Warren, he used to recruit Georgia back in the day and he's kind of made a big connection. And [UNC] is not too far, so a lot of [Georgia] kids are going to go up there. With the season that they had last year, kids are attracted to Carolina.

"I think Coach [Larry] Fedora has a lot to do with it, as well. He gets along well with his players. Coach Fedora has done a real good job recruiting the state of Georgia."

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