Shaw Flips To Longhorns

2015 Center safety Johnny Shaw talks about making the switch from TCU to Texas.

When Johnny Shaw's cousin passed away recently, he said he wanted to start living his life in a way that would serve a tribute to his relative.

"I miss him," Shaw said. "I'm trying to honor him. I have to do this."

"Doing this" to Shaw means following his dreams, and for a long time, he said he's dreamed of being a Longhorn. Sunday, he got his chance. Texas extended an offer to the TCU commit, and Shaw switched his commitment to the Longhorns.

"It went great out there today," Shaw said. "I really enjoyed it because this was the first school I ever wanted to go to. It felt great today."

The best part of the camp, according to Shaw, was the chance to work with Longhorn defensive backs coach Duane Akina. Shaw said that Akina did a nice job of connecting with him in ways that would extend even beyond the camp.

It was great. He was teaching me a lot of stuff that I didn't know at first," Shaw said. "He was telling me to take it home and work on it. I'm going to do that. Practice makes you better, and I'm going to get better."

Of course, Shaw said the best part outside of the camp was Shaw receiving his Texas offer. He said he appreciated TCU for offering first, but said that he accepted that first offer without realizing what recruiting was like, or what his options would be.

"Yes sir, I'm going to have to [flip]," Shaw said.

But Shaw, who committed to the Horned Frogs less than a month ago, said he didn't see his commitment changing again.

"This feels great," Shaw said. "This is the team I always wanted to go to. It's like a dream.

"It feels great," Shawn said. "It just feels awesome."

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