Florida Safety Josh Shaw Transfers To USC.

    Jan. 11, 2012

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    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.