Florida Safety Josh Shaw Transfers To USC.
Jan. 11, 2012
Florida safety Josh Shaw has transferred to USC for the 2012 spring semester, USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced today (Jan. 11).
The 6-2, 195-pound Shaw appeared in 10 games for the Gators in 2011 as a redshirt freshman and started once. He had 22 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and had a deflection in 2011. He made 6 tackles against Auburn while starting and 4 tackles each versus Kentucky and LSU.
He played in 1 game as a true freshman early in the 2010 season, but did not make a tackle. He was allowed to redshirt the season because of a knee injury.
Shaw was a 2009 Parade All-American, Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American second team, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Max Preps All-State Division I first team, All-CIF Western Division, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team and All-Golden League MVP honoree as a senior cornerback, quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Palmdale (Calif.) High. He had 50 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 blocked field goals and an interception in 2009 on defense, as well as completed 126-of-236 passes (53.4%) for 2,279 yards with 18 TDs and rushed for 921 yards on 115 carries (8.0 avg.) with 14 TDs on offense and returned 12 kickoffs for a 35.2-yard average.
As a 2008 junior, he was an All-CIF Western Division and All-Golden League selection as he made 40 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss and 4 interceptions on defense and also had 27 catches for 443 yards with 5 TDs and 133 rushing yards and 5 TDs on just 5 carries on offense.
As a sophomore in 2007, he passed for 589 yards and 7 TDs and also ran for 3 TDs.