There is another player from the Pelican State that has interest in West Coast schools one college in particular. This athlete plays a position that is always on a premium and colleges can never have enough quality players at this position. Though this player doesn't have any offers as of yet the prevailing wisdom they will start to fall this spring when college coaches can come on campus.
The player in question is defensive tackle Jarrod Shaw (6-5, 325, 5.12) from Lafayette (La.) Northside.
"I'm interested in both USC and UCLA," Shaw said. "I'm hearing from them both, but I'm hearing from UCLA a lot more."
"UCLA seems to have a lot of interest in me," Shaw said. "They send me a lot of information about their academics."
"I would like to hear more from USC," Shaw said. "I would like to visit them but I'm not sure of how interested they are."
Shaw is also getting a bunch of letters from Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida and Miami.
Distance could end up being a factor because more than likely Shaw will want to play closer to home so his family and friends can come and see him play.
Still if visits one or both of the western schools that he has an interest you just never know, but at this time it appears to be a long shot.
What does Shaw want in a school?
"I'm looking for a school that has good academics," Shaw said. "A good education is important for me."
As a junior, Shaw accounted for 98 tackles, seven and half sacks and one interception. He racked up those stats while on most plays teams ran away from his side of the field and he still had to fight through double teams.
Shaw's performance saw him garner first-team all-district, all-parish, all-area and all-state (HM) in 2004.
Shaw is also a standout in the classroom with his3.9 GPA and his qualifying 22 ACT score.