Shaw has visited the latter three schools on his list, and plans to visit the fourt, West Virginia, on the weekend of Feb. 1. He is also taking a trip to Georgia Tech on the weekend of the 25th, but did not mention the Yellow Jackets as one of his finalists.
It's apparent from Shaw's comments that he will have a tough time making his choice.
"I think it will go down to signing day," he said of his decision. "Once all my visits are done, I will sit down with my parents and make a sheet with all the pros and cons, and try to pick the best school that fits me."
Shaw admitted that the move of coach John "Doc" Holliday from Florida to West Virginia gave him some pause. The oddity of having a coach recruiting for two different schools, separated only by a short break, is something that happens as coaches switch jobs, but it is a different experience for the recruiting targets, who have to deal with a coach selling the virtues of a school that he was just recruiting against a short time ago.
"It was kind of odd to have him recruiting me for West Virginia now," Shaw noted. "I was wondering why he would leave a team that had the potential to win a national championship to come to West Virginia. But when he talked to me, he told me that West Virginia is his home, and that he was glad to be back there, and that's one of the big reasons he made the switch. And I know they have a chance to win a national championship too."
Shaw, one of the top offensive line prospects in the country, would be a great cap to any of the four schools' recruiting classes. He will not be rushed into making a decision, however, and looks to be set on carefully considering all of his options and offers before making his decision.