Spokane WR hotly pursued

SPOKANE'S LEWIS AND CLARK High produced one of the all-time great receivers in former Cougar and NFL mainstay <b>Gail Gogdill</b>, but facts are facts: Year in and year out, LC tends to shun the air game. Until now. More specifically, until <b>Carl Shaw</b> came along. He caught 46 passes for the run-minded Tigers last season and now, with a bigger body, figures to be <i>THE</i> 2003 go to guy in the Greater Spokane League. Rest assured, his talents have not been lost on <b>Mike Levenseller</b>.

Or Bill Doba. Or Mike Bellotti.

Shaw, up to 6-4 1/2 and 205 pounds and running the 40 in the 4.55-4.6 range, is being hotly pursued by WSU and Oregon, with Washington and the rest of the Pac-10 coming on fast. He plans to camp this summer in both Pullman and Eugene.

GSL observers say his body, athleticism and competitiveness are reminiscent of just-graduated Cougar grab-master Mike Bush. The only difference is that Shaw is a tad faster and Bush a bit taller.

Shaw, like Bush, is also a standout basketball player with the vertical skills to do a one-step jam. Shaw's dad was a hooper once-upon-a-time at Eastern Washington.

Shaw started for LC as a sophomore in both football and basketball. Last season he earned first-team all-GSL grid honors by running precise routes, catching everything in sight and blocking with a ferocity that likely will get him some time at free safety this season. He also averaged just less than 39 yards per kick as the punter.

There are a couple of other seniors-to-be from LC who are drawing interest from Pac-10 recruiters: center Julian Stewart (6-3, 280) and tackle Nick Cantlon (6-5. 285).

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