Jaybo Shaw Talks About Tuscaloosa

One of the Peach State's top quarterback prospects took in Alabama Junior Day this weekend. Flowery Branch athlete Jaybo Shaw talked to GAVSV.com bout his visit to Tuscaloosa.

Jaybo Shaw was very impressed with what he saw in Alabama.

"At first when I got there, they gave us a tour of the whole campus," said Shaw. "They had banners supporting their team all over the place.  I really liked that because there is so much tradition at Alabama with Coach "Bear" Bryant and everything."

"It was real neat getting to see the twelve National Championships and twenty-seven SEC Championships.  Just knowing that if you go to that program,  you're going to win.  I think that was one of the biggest things I liked about the trip."

The Alabama coaching staff made a strong impression with the Flowery Branch quarterback prospect.

"I got to talk to Coach Nick Saban.  He came up and sat with us while we were eating.  I also talked to the Quarterbacks Coach, Major Applewhite.  They said that they were interested and that meant a lot to me.  Coach Kirby Smart, the secondary coach, is the one that gave us the tour around the campus."

"I really liked the campus because everything is connected to the football players' dorm.  The dining hall was right down the street and the academic center was right there.  Everything was within walking distance.  John Parker Wilson, who plays quarterback, sat down and talked to all the quarterbacks for a little while.  I also met some of their receivers. It was a good day."

Shaw did not know a lot about Alabama before his visit, but now that
he has been on a tour, things have changed.

"I really wasn't interested and I really didn't know hardly anything about them," said Shaw. "I'm glad they wanted me to come to their Junior Day.  I really enjoyed being there.  Now I have a lot of interest in them."

"To be honest, they've jumped up there.  They're up there with Wake Forest, Clemson and Vanderbilt.  I really had a lot of fun at that place."

Shaw does not have an offer, but Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Clemson, Princeton and Vanderbilt are showing a lot of interest in the 6-foot, 164-pound athlete. 

"North Carolina State has been showing a lot of interest in the past couple of weeks," he said. "They've invited me to attend their Junior Day this Saturday.  I'll be going to Wake Forest on April 19th.  Those two schools are really recruiting me pretty hard right now."

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