Shaw Returns to Austin

2015 Center safety Johnny Shaw enjoys his time in Austin.

The last time Johnny Shaw made his way to Texas campus was as a TCU commitment. But by the time the June 9 camp had finished, the Longhorns had added a 2015 defensive back to their class. Saturday, Shaw came back to Austin as a Texas commit to take part in the Texas Stampede recruiting event, and he said he enjoyed himself.

"It was great," Shaw said. "It was great. It was nice. It was nice to see everything, the trophies and stuff."

Shaw is one of the quieter players you'll find, and while he talked to other recruits on Saturday — perhaps most notably, fellow 2015 safety Keivon Ramsey — he said he was mostly "just being laid back."

But ask the 6-foot-2 defender about strapping on the pads, and you'll get to see a rare level of excitement.

"Ooh, I've been ready," Shaw said.

Shaw was a standout performer at the Longhorns' camp, though it should be noted that the fact that players participated in shorts and T-shirts took away maybe Shaw's greatest strength as a football player.

"I'm a physical person," Shaw said. "I try to dominate at attacking the ball too. I'm just physical, very physical."

Shaw said that the event wasn't just great for the current commits, but also helped to show the other recruits what they could earn with their hard work.

"It shows what they have to do to get to where they want to be," Shaw said.

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