Corona (Calif.) Centennial Cornerback Jaylan Shaw Talked UCLA Commitment

Aug. 29 -- Corona (Calif.) Centennial three-star cornerback Jaylan Shaw spoke about his season opener, commitment to UCLA and influence of Demetrice Martin...

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On the opening season win over Chandler (Ariz.):

It was real nice, especially it being the beginning and them being so fast, especially No. 3 (UNLV commit Johnny Johnson) on the other side he’s a real physical dude, I give my respect to him. That’s a good Chandler team and they battled until the end.

On matching up against Johnson:

I liked that. I had to get a feel for him in the beginning because I didn’t really know his movement, but once I got it down, it was pretty much a done deal I believe.

On finally being a starter in the secondary:

It’s amazing, it just building my leadership role. It’s helping me be better and grow up as a person. I’ve got to lead this squad to a state title.

On his recruitment and if he’ll take any visits:

I have to talk to Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) about that because I don’t want to be disrespectful because a commitment is really serious and I want them to know I’m committed 100%.  With the visits, I have to talk to them about that. 

On who he talks to at UCLA:

I talk to Coach Meat at least 3-4 times a week, 4-5 times a week. He hits me up often.

On who else is recruiting him:

USC hits me up from time to time. 

On if he has any schools he could visit:

If I were to go, it would probably be Washington State or Boise State.  That’s all I can think of.

On why he picked UCLA:

I visited the school when I was nine and fell in love with the campus.  I already knew how it was and how diverse it is. You have people coming from all over the world and it’s the No. 2 school in the nation.  It’s just been a dream for me.

On what the DB class at UCLA can be like:

We’re trying to be the next DBU.  Point blank. Period. 

On who he’s working on to join him:

We’ve been trying to get Bubba Bolden, the safety from Bishop Gorman.

On his pitch to a UCLA recruit in the secondary:

First off, it’s the Pac-12, and everyone is into the Pac-12.  And then Coach Meat, real down to earth dude, you go to him, you’ll learn techniques.  He’s a real technical guy, you can learn from him. He wants to you be the best DB you can be.

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