When Tre Shaw released his top 10 back in March, Georgia was on that list. Now, when he soon releases his top five, the Bulldogs won’t make the cut.
Shaw,a four-star cornerback from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.), told SEC Country at Georgia’s satellite camp in Atlanta on Thursday that the communication between he and the Bulldogs coaching staff has ceased, even with two of his teammates, Netori Johnson and Justin Shaffer, both committed to Georgia.
“They want me to come to Georgia very badly,” Shaw said of Johnson and Shaffer. “Georgia stopped talking to me though like right when the new coaching staff took over. The offer is apparently still on the table, but they just don’t talk to me anymore.”
The 6-foot, 180-pounder admits that Georgia was a top contender for him before the staff dropped communication with him.
“I’m disappointed,” Shaw said. “Georgia was one of my top schools. I want to stay close to home. I don’t want to go that far away, but they just stopped talking to me. I guess they lost interest.”
One of the schools that it sounds like will make his top five, though, is Auburn. The Tigers have made Shaw feel like a priority.
The nation’s No. 28 cornerback was on vacation a few days ago, but he still found the time to speak with Auburn secondary coach Wesley McGriff. The coach wished him a happy and safe Memorial Day.
The Tigers have a huge recruiting event this weekend — Big Cat — but Shaw won’t be able to make it because of a 7-on-7 tournament.
Not only does Shaw talk to the coaching staff, but he stays in contact with Tigers commits, too. The cornerback talks to safety commit Carlito Gonzalez on a regular basis.
“That’s my bro,” Shaw said of Gonzalez. “I called him the other day and we were talking. War Eagle is what he tells me. That’s all he can say. He’s not the type of player that gets on to you too much. He just said we’ll play together very well.”
Shaw is planning on making his commitment known before the start of his senior season. At whichever school he signs with, he’ll be an early enrollee, meaning he’ll be able to participate in spring practice.
He did admit that his interest in Auburn would be affected if a major coaching staff did occur, but the Tigers would not automatically be eliminated.
“My mom and I fell in love with Auburn the first time we went down there. (Former Cedar Grove teammate, Auburn freshman defensive tackle) Antwuan (Jackson) is down there. We love the school, not just the coaching staff
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.