April 21, 2009

Shaw hopes to becoming a traveling man

With a list of college scholarship offers reaching 15, Orlando (Fla.) wide receiver Kenny Shaw is being wooed by college recruiters around the country. Two visits into the process, Shaw has a favorite, but is also interested in seeing as many colleges as he can before committing to anyone.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Shaw offers recruiters a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash and as a junior, he led the Orlando area with 64 receptions for 914 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Thus far, Shaw has already taken visits to Florida State and the University of Florida and had a great time at each. He hasn't scheduled any other visits yet, is planning on being in Tallahassee and Georgia for Nike Combines in April.

"The Florida State visit was cool," Shaw said last week. "The weather wasn't too good, but I was escorted on the field and got to watch some practice too. I got to do everything the receivers did that day. They are week at that spot and that is good for me.

"The Florida visit was the same," Shaw added. They are pretty weak at the receiver spot too. I think that is why they are recruiting me the most. They told me about the chances they have of winning a national championship and what hit me big was the relationship I can build with them."

Shaw, who said he grew up a fan of Miami and Texas, said his favorite right now is Florida State, but he is trying to get himself to as many college campuses as possible - including Colorado State. Shaw's quarterback last season was Nico Rainieri, who has committed to the Rams. Shaw said Rainieri has been on his case to check out Fort Collins.

"He (Nico) got me wanting to see the campus," Shaw said of Rainieri's efforts. "I plan on going there in the summer time to check out the campus. I already ran a couple routes because the coach wanted me to.

"I am going to give all these colleges a lot of looks. I may visit some of them on unofficials," he added.

Thus far, Shaw said he is enjoying the recruiting process.

"It is pretty crazy, because you play video games and watch them on TV, you don't expect them to recruiting you and then they are," Shaw said.

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