Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central defensive lineman Rashawn Shaw holds four early offers and is seeing his interest heat up. South Carolina is his biggest offer to date, but other BCS programs have started to reach out.
Shaw is coming off impressive sophomore and junior seasons. As a sophomore he recorded 74 tackles, 14 sacks, and 21 tackles for loss. Last fall, he nearly duplicated that output collecting 86 tackles, 14 sacks, and 25 tackles for loss. It was second straight year he led the area in sacks.
"I probably could have picked up more sacks, but my coach pulled us early in the third quarter. We had a lot of depth and he wanted to play more guys," noted Shaw.
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He picked up first team all-district honors and Class 7A Honorable Mention All-State during his junior campaign.
On the recruiting front, Florida is sticking out although the Gators haven't offered. He has been in touch with new defensive line coach Brad Lawing.
USF is another in-state school that is standing out to Shaw. Louisville has shown interest and he feels they could be close to offering.
The rugged weakside defensive end comes from a strong football background.
Two of his family members played in the NFL. St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks and former Rams cornerback Ryan McNeil are Shaw's cousins. The St. Lucie County standout is hoping to continue the family tradition of playing on Sunday's when he leaves college.
During the season he had a chance to check out the Hurricanes. He went to Miami-North Carolina contest and met other recruits and some of the coaches for pre-game. Shaw participated in the Miami summer camps the last couple of years.
Although he lines up at defensive end, Shaw said Florida and Louisville like him at the Buck position.
He has plans to attend a Gators practice this spring.