Shaw Has His Fall Plans Set

Joshua Shaw, the defensive back prospect from Palmdale, Calif., will take his first official visit -- to the midwest-- this weekend and he talks about further plans for visits this fall and how busy his phone was on September 1st...

Palmdale (Calif.) cornerback Joshua Shaw (6-2, 195), will have a busy fall, with official visits the next two weekends and two more in October.

Shaw will be at Ohio State when they face USC and the weekend after, he'll visit Florida when they host Tennessee.

Then in October he'll visit LSU when they host the Gators on October 10th and the following weekend he'll be at Notre Dame for their game against USC.

So working in games at USC and UCLA, which Shaw is planning on doing, will be somewhat of a chore.

"I'm going to USC on September 26th because that's my first available weekend, so I will see them play Washington State. For UCLA, I'm going on November 7th (when they play Washington) and November 21st (against Arizona State), for those two home games."

Shaw was in Seattle last weekend on his own dime to see the debut of new Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian, instead of taking in trips to the two locals.

"It was cool," said Shaw. "It was good to see them play in person. I was impressed with them. It's a really nice atmosphere. The fans were really into it and it was pretty loud."

Shaw won't be returning to Washington officially, and won't be visiting USC or UCLA officially, thus making the unofficial visits important for him.

"I'm not taking officials to any West Coast schools," said Shaw. "I don't have my fifth visit scheduled yet, but it will be to a school outside the West Coast."

Shaw's phone was ringing throughout the day last Tuesday, the first day that seniors could be contacted during the Fall contact period.

"Everybody mostly called on Tuesday," said Shaw. "USC, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska, Utah, Colorado State, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Colorado, Notre Dame, California, Michigan, Ohio State, BYU and Florida all called."

With all of the calls, it made for a difficult day.

"I couldn't talk to everyone because once I was on the phone with one school, another would call and I didn't get off my phone until 12 a.m. which is 3 a.m. on the east coast, so I didn't want to call them back because it was too late. So I just contacted them through e-mail."

The top cornerback in the West, Shaw is aiming for the UnderArmour All-America Game to make his announcement.

For now, though, no school is in the lead.

"I'm still completely wide open," said Shaw.

Palmdale will start their season on Friday night when they visit Newhall Hart at College of the Canyons.


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