Shaw Planning to Visit Norman?

Joshua Shaw has racked up an impressive offer list and has now cut his list down to 10 schools, does he plan on taking a trip to Oklahoma to see what the Sooner program is all about before making a final decision?

Joshua Shaw, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound corner prospect from Palmdale, Cali., was one of the best players at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

Since that time he has racked up even more offers and narrowed his list down to 10 schools: Notre Dame, Oklahoma, USC, Washington, Tennessee, UCLA, California, Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska.

The Sooners are right there in the mix to land his services and he indicates that OU will almost assuredly receive one of his official visits alongside schools like.

"I would like to go to Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Oklahoma," Shaw explained of his official visit schedule and how he would like to use his trips for out of state schools.

OU was not a school that he expected to have high up on his list, but the Sooner offer made quite an impact.

"It was pretty strange because I was never really being recruited by them," Shaw began. "One day they (OU DB coach Bobby Jack Wright) just came to my school. After he watched my film and stuff I had an offer from them and I had the biggest grin on my face, ever.

"That was very surprising especially coming from a program like that."

Shaw gets along with Coach Wright pretty good.

"He is a funny guy, but he is straightforward too. He is kind of funny and straightforward at the same time. He will tell you where you need to get better and I like that."

Shaw now has offers from both local powerhouse schools, but he admits that he could leave the state to play his college ball, and a close knit family support system would make it easier.

"Wherever I go I am not just planning on staying close to home just because it is close to home," informed Shaw. "My family has always been to all of my football games and they have been very supportive and I am sure that will continue no matter where I go. So that (distance) will not be a factor."

"I am looking for the total package. I am looking at academics, the chance to compete and play early, and a family environment."

Shaw is on pace to graduate early from high school, so he would like to take his visits and make a decision before Christmas.

"It is going to be earlier than most guys," said Shaw on his decision time frame. "I can not wait until signing day because I will be enrolling early, so it will be some time in November."

Shaw finished his junior season with 27 receptions for 443 yards. He also had 5 carries for 133 yards. He totaled 10 touchdowns. Defensively, he had 40 solo tackles, six tackles for loss and four interceptions. Earned First Team All-CIF Southern Section, All-Golden League, First Team All-Los Angeles County.


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