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Orlando (Dr. Phillips) wide receiver Kenny Shaw commits to Florida State

Another one for the 'Noles.  Shaw had other offers from UF, Miami, LSU, UGA, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, and Ohio State.  Shaw committed today during the UA Game.


Hometown: Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips High)
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
40-yd dash: 4.5
ESPN Rating: 81 Rating: 4*, 5.8, WR #25

 ESPN Scouts Inc: (some, with video on the page)

Some video:

Kenny Shaw 2008 Highlights (viaUltimateProspects)

He's a very crisp player, and he runs great routes.  Because he needs to gain weight, he will probably redshirt when he gets on campus.  Those might be Shaw's three biggest assets:  speed, polish, and route running.  Shaw is just so smooth when he runs and cuts. His ability to get separation is outstanding.  He will most likely play in the slot while at Florida State.  It will be fun watching him catch footballs from EJ Manuel.

Here is some video from the Gridiron Kings event:


Shaw will have to gain weight when he gets to FSU.  He is very skinny, with thin wrists and ankles. 

Some tidbits:

Shaw -- who is up to 18 scholarship offers including Michigan, Florida State and South Carolina -- ran smooth, precise routes and showed more than adequate speed.


There were several national-caliber WRs in Tallahassee, but Shaw's dominating effort made the MVP selection and easy one for the WR staff. A second team all-state pick last fall after setting school records with 64 catches for 914 yards and 10 TDs, Shaw possesses a great combination of raw speed and route-running ability, and was able to create separation from DBs all day long.

And now, I really want him in this class.  He's made a believer out of me and many others with his Showtime performance, 7 on 7 performances, and his Gridiron Kings video. 

Comparison?  Marvin "Snoop" Minnis.

I expect Christian Green, Jared Haggins, and DJ Johnson to round out the receiver class.

All in all, a very solid pickup for FSU.

The recruiting map has been updated to reflect the commitment.

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