SAN ANTONIO, Texas – It has been a tough year for four-star defensive tackle Elisha Shaw. Though his high school team reached the state championship game, Shaw had to watch the run from the sidelines. A neck injury kept Shaw out the entire season but his body of work leading up to his senior year still has him as a target for some major programs.
Elisha Shaw is in San Antonio but is not working out.
This week, Shaw is out at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, taking in the experience as an All-American despite his inability to compete. He plans to cap off the week by making a college commitment during Saturday’s television broadcast.
“I’ve got my top five and I’m about to end my recruitment,” Shaw said while in San Antonio. “I’m going to commit Saturday at the game.”
The final five include Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Florida State and Auburn. While he says that he has not made his final decision, Shaw does concede that he has a leader in his head. He touched on each of the five finalists.
Alabama: “Great coaches, great program, great players – I get along great with all of them. “
Georgia: “They have really great coaches, it’s a family atmosphere – all of them stick together and watch out for each other. It’s a great program, too.”
Ole Miss: “It’s like a big family around there. They’re trying to build a legacy. All the boys work hard together, and I like that.”
Florida State: “There’s something I just love about Florida State. The coaches, the players, the way they play, all that. Great program.”
Auburn: “I like how they turned everything around. Coach (Dameyune) Craig – that’ s my dude, man, and (Rodney) Garner, we have a real good bond.”
“Georgia, Ole Miss and Alabama are coming hard right now,” he said.
As for Shaw’s future, he’s hopeful to get cleared to play in the future but his doctors have maintained a wait and wee approach.
“I’m just trying to get healthy and go through the process. The doctors are watching me as I go.”