The term ‘pancake' refers to when a particularly hard block leaves the blocked player lying flat on the field.
Under Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Pace head football coach Joe Zaccheo, a waffle is a pancake delivered on a linebacker on the second level.
From left offensive tackle, Shaw was credited with a whopping 79 pancakes and 12 waffles during his junior season.
Shaw's dominating play has awarded him approximately 20 scholarship offers including the likes of Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisiana State, Louisville, Miami, Tennessee, UCLA, and West Virginia.
However, most schools – such as North Carolina – have been recruiting Shaw since his sophomore season.
"Last year's spring practice, I talked to one of the coaches [from UNC]," said Shaw. "He was talking to me about the school."
The new coaching staff visited his school late last year and sends him plenty of mail.
Shaw is open to every school that has offered him and/or is showing interest.
"I don't really have any [favorites]," said Shaw. "I'll start thinking about favorites after my spring practice.
"I'll probably announce a top 10, because last time I did a top five I got so many text messages from coaches saying ‘Don't blow me off!'"
Shaw isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment. But he's looking for a good education, player friendly coaching staff, and a potential starting spot.
Over the summer Shaw, who has unofficially visited Georgia and Miami, will camp at Florida, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, and Tennessee.
Shaw said he may also unofficially visit Chapel Hill.
"I have a little bit of family up there so it would be straight to make a visit," said Shaw. "They have Butch Davis and he knows how it is here [in Miami], so he can relate to me a little bit."
Every coaching staff – with the exception of Tennessee – is recruiting Shaw for left tackle. The Volunteers see Shaw as a defensive end at the collegiate level.