Jayhawk Football Adds Standout Running Back

By: KU Sports Information Email
By: KU Sports Information Email

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Shaw, who attends Piscataway High School, is the 18th player to sign with KU in the February signing period, in addition to three January transfers, pushing Weis’ first class haul to a total of 21 athletes.

Shaw dominated the state of New Jersey in 2011 racking up First Team All-State honors, in addition to being named the Middlesex County Player of the Year by the Newark Star-Ledger. He rushed for 1,596 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior and led his team to the New Jersey Section 2, Group 4 title for the second-straight season. In the title game versus Elizabeth, Shaw set a school record with 304 rushing yards. He also scored three TDs, including the game winner.

Shaw owns the Piscataway High School records for career rushing yards (2,848), rushing touchdowns (45) and longest rush (98 yards). Coached by Dan Higgins at Piscataway, Shaw was also an outstanding defensive player, tallying 90 tackles and seven interceptions in 2011 on his way to Defensive Player of the Year honors by the Somerville News Tribune.

Also a standout wrestler, Shaw placed second in the New Jersey State Wrestling Championships as a junior, wrestling at 171 pounds. He holds the school record for wins with 120 and is currently 25-0 as a senior wrestling in the 185-pound weight class. He has led the PHS wrestling team to the County Championship in each of the last three years, earning MVP honors in 2011. Additionally, Shaw competes in track and field, running both the 100 and 200 meters and is a member of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams.

2012 Kansas Signing Class Notables

By Previous School
High School: 10
Junior College: 8
Four Year Transfers: 3

By State
Texas: 6
California: 3
Kansas: 2
Missouri: 2
Washington: 2
Florida: 1
Georgia: 1
Ohio: 1
Maryland: 1
South Carolina: 1
New Jersey: 1

By Position
Offense: 12
QB: 3
RB: 2
OL: 2
WR: 3
TE: 2
Defense: 9
DL: 4
LB: 2
DB: 3

Metro Areas (high school)
Atlanta: Nasir Moore (Peachtree Ridge)
Dallas/Ft. Worth: Courtney Arnick (Carter), Tyler Holmes (Sachse), Ty McKinney (Zion Academy)
Houston: Greg Allen (Alief Taylor), Ty’ree Williams (Dulles)
Kansas City: Justin McCay, Tre Parmalee (Bishop Miege), Brian Beckman (Blue Valley West)
Los Angeles: Dayne Crist (Notre Dame), Jordan Tavai (Mira Costa)
San Francisco: Turner Baty (Menlo-Atherton)
Seattle: Taylor Cox (Jackson), Jake Heaps (Skyline)
St. Louis: Charles Brooks (Maplewood)
Tampa: Schyler Miles (Berkeley Prep)
Washington D.C.: Josh Ford (Coolidge)

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