"I'm just a playmaker," Shaw explained. "I make things happen on the field. I had more than 20 touchdowns rushing and passing last year, so I can do a lot of things. My dad is our coach and it's really helped to have that relationship. I've been around him my whole life and he's taught me a lot. I've always been to his practices and I've been around football forever. I've been watching film with him since I was in middle school, so it has its advantages."
The rising senior from Flowery Branch, GA has offers from Air Force, Middle Tennessee and Jackson State. He thinks the Wake staff may be interested enough to offer in the near future. "They've recruited me pretty hard, and they keep in touch on a regular basis," said Shaw. "Recently they've been saying they might give me an offer soon. I really want to get out there for a visit. I missed a recent one day camp but I think I'll be there next month.
"They won the ACC last year so it's definitely an up-and-coming program. I actually want to be redshirted, and I know they like to redshirt most of the guys they bring. I've talked to Coach Mullen a lot (quarterbacks coach) and he's a straight shooter. I know they have somebody at quarterback but that's where they've been recruiting me. A lot of others have talked about just bringing me in as an athlete, so that might be what they would want to do too."
Shaw has camped at Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech in recent weeks, and said that Alabama and Georgia are recruiting him very hard. He also regularly hears from Clemson and Florida State. "I just want to have good coaches around me. I want to find a group of guys that are real close and I want the school I choose to do things right. Being a coach's son I might have a different perspective. Academics will be important too, and Wake has great academics."