2016 Legacy (North Las Vegas, Nv.) DE Derriyon Shaw plans to visit Washington before Signing Day

Washington is one of several schools that 2016 Legacy (North Las Vegas, Nv.) DE Derriyon Shaw plans to visit before he makes his decision...

"I talk to (the Washington coaches) at least once a week," Derriyon Shaw told Dawgman.com. "I just talked to coach (Jordan) Paopao and coach (Jeff) Choate last week. They were just checking in on me and they said they want to get me up there for an official visit, probably in January, but we haven't set a date up yet."

Shaw has been on Washington's radar for some time as the Huskies offered him during the spring.

"Coach Paopao is the coach recruiting me for Washington," Shaw told Dawgman back in May. "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 there."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Shaw also has offers from Boise State, Cincinnati, Duke, Arizona State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia State, Miami (Oh.), Nevada, UNLV, San Diego State and Washington State.

"I just visited Nevada (last weekend)," Shaw said. "They have a real family atmosphere there. I really liked it a lot and the coaches are great."

Shaw will take a visit to Boise State on October 3rd and he plans to visit two Pac 12 programs in January.

"Washington and Arizona State have both said they want me to visit in January, so that's what I'm working on setting up," Shaw noted.

As a junior last season, Shaw played at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia, before moving with his family to Las Vegas. He totaled 11.5 sacks and 63 tackles during the 2014 season and in three games so far this season, Shaw has totaled nine tackles and three sacks.

"I'm that hybrid linebacker, defensive end type that schools are looking for," Shaw said. "I am strong as a pass-rusher, but I have improved a lot as a run-stopper too, so I think that's something I have really improved on to help me become a better overall player."

Dawgman.com will have more on Shaw in the coming weeks as he gets close to finalizing his trip plans to Montlake.

Legacy (0-3) will play host to Valley high school this coming Friday.

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