Most people believe that a recruit's junior season is their most important. If this is the case, than athlete Tevin Shaw of Piscataway, N.J. is positioning himself for a great deal of recruiting success.
Shaw, 5-foot-11 and 185-pounds, first saw time at the varsity level last season, where he finished with 25 tackles and 2 interceptions while starting at strong safety and also seeing minimal time at running back. Through the first three games this season, Shaw has raised his game to an even higher level.
"The season has been full of hard work and early success, and it just leaves me and my team hungry for more," said Shaw, who has helped the Chiefs to a 3-0 start.
Through these three games Shaw has already totaled 423 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns, as well as two more touchdowns on the defensive side of the ball.
"It feels like I am getting rewarded for all of the hard work that I put in," said Shaw. "I just strive to become better and continue to have much more success."
With this impressive early season start, and after running a 4.42 at a National Underclassman Combine event this summer, recruiting is starting to take off for Shaw.
"Recruiting is pretty good," he said. "The colleges that I receive the most interest from are Rutgers, Penn State, Boston College, and UConn."
Has Shaw had the opportunity to visit any schools yet?
"I have been to Rutgers several times on game invites," he said. "It's all been good. It seems like I'm starting to live my dream."
Finally, Shaw, who would also like to visit Penn State, UConn, Boston College, and Clemson, was asked if he had a preference as to the position he would play at the next level.
"Yes, I like running back a little more, but I would go for defensive back too if that's what they need me at," said Shaw.