Rising DE Prospect Hopes To Visit UW Soon

The Huskies are the most recent offer for Legacy (North Las Vegas, Nv.) Derriyon Shaw, a rising 2016 prospect out West, and the talented pass-rusher told Dawgman.com he's hoping to make it up to Montlake at some point this summer...

"I have 13 offers now the with one that Washington gave me last week," Shaw told Dawgman.com. "My other offers are from Arizona State, Boise State, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia State, James Madison, Miami (Ohio), Nevada, North Carolina, UNLV, Wake Forest and Washington State and there are a bunch of other schools that are talking to me, but they haven't offered yet."

The Husky offer is the latest for he talented pass rusher who posted 11.5 sacks and 63 tackles as a junior last season while playing at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia.

"Coach Paopao is the coach recruiting me for Washington," Shaw noted. "He's been talking to me for a few weeks, telling me about the program up there, getting to know me and he said that with my skills and character, I was a perfect fit for the program up there and so he said after they all watched my film, they decided to offer.

"I was really excited when they offered. They are my third Pac 12 offer and I really like the program they have their.

"I'm that sorta hybrid linebacker/defensive end type and I know they had a lot of sacks last year. They led the nation with sacks from the defensive line and that's really huge, plus they had some guys just get drafted and that was pretty cool to see too."

As far as a trip to Montlake is concerned, the Georgia native said he's hoping to make a trip at some point in the next couple of months although no date has been set at this point.

"I'm not a guy who likes the heat much, so that's definitely something I think I'd like about living up there," Shaw said. "I also like their defense and I think I'd fit into it pretty well.

"I've never been up there, so I really want to see it. I hear good things about it, but I haven't seen it yet, so I'm looking at June or July, probably July, but I haven't set anything up yet."

As far as a timeline, Shaw said he's hoping to take all of his official visits this fall before he sits down to make a decision, but he has begun to think about what he's looking for in the program he ultimately chooses.

"The first thing is, I'm going to be looking at the school and my major," Shaw said. "I want to major in architecture, so that will be a big part of my decision, but also it will be the coaches and my relationship with them and I want to make sure the area is a place I can see myself living for the next four years and even beyond that."

We'll continue to keep track of Shaw as he continues working his way through the recruiting process and we will update news on him as it happens.

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