Monday, February 13, 2012

Report: Speedy running back commits to KU


It appears Kansas University’s football recruiting class for 2012 grew by one over the weekend.

Jon Kirby, of, is reporting that Piscataway (N.J.) High running back Tevin Shaw has committed to the Jayhawks and will join the team this summer.

Shaw, a three-star running back who made his official visit to KU over the weekend, had been committed to Iowa but elected to look elsewhere when the Hawkeyes ran out of scholarships on signing day 12 days ago.

That led Shaw to Kansas, which had been recruiting the 5-foot-11, 190-pound all-state selection since mid-January. In addition to Iowa, the speedy power back had offers from Maryland, Penn State, South Carolina and Temple, among others.

Shaw, who has been clocked as fast as 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash, ran for 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior season. His addition brings even more depth and talent to an already-crowded Kansas backfield.

In addition to Shaw and fellow-newcomer Taylor Cox, a junior-college transfer who signed with KU earlier this month, the Jayhawks figure to return two-year starter James Sims (727 yards, nine touchdowns) and young tailbacks Tony Pierson (396, three) and Brandon Bourbon (190, one).

Throughout his years in the NFL and at Notre Dame, KU coach Charlie Weis’ pro-style offense successfully accommodated multiple running backs. It will be interesting to track whether there will be playing time for all five guys next season or if one or two of them will red-shirt.

The addition of Shaw brings the total number in KU’s latest recruiting class to 21 players. However, because two of the three mid-year transfers added by Weis this offseason will be counted toward the Class of 2011, several spots remain. Weis said on signing day that many of those spots likely would be filled by more fifth-year transfers sometime in May.


RISEABOVEHATE 2 years, 2 months ago

Kansas Jayhawks 2012 schedule is released

Sat, Sept. 1 SDSU Sat, Sept. 8 Rice Sept 15 TCU Sept 22 Northern Illinois Sept 29 bye Oct 6 at Kansas State Oct 13 Oklahoma State Oct 20 at Oklahoma Oct 27 Texas Nov 3 at Baylor Nov 10 at Texas Tech Nov 17 Iowa State Nov 24 bye Dec 1 at West Virginia

I wonder why doesn't have the schedule up yet...I guess they are at lunch still


Phoggin_Loud 2 years, 2 months ago

It seems like Rodney Coe has ballooned to 270lbs and is not heading to Iowa.

His final 2 were Iowa & Kansas.

Is Coe one of the guys Coach Weis expects to transfer in??


dallashawk05 2 years, 2 months ago

Can't wait till the depth chart comes out, especially at running back and reciever. Something tells me Brandon Bourbon will get his share of carries.


KjayhawkprideU 2 years, 2 months ago

Welcome to Jayhawk nation Tevin! Hey Matt let's hear from the players and how they feel about how the workouts are going. I can't get enough football talk. RCJ!


Micky Baker 2 years, 2 months ago

The one thing that I think is different, without even a practice yet, is that this new group has a lot of heart that those dismissed didn't have. James Sims was always bouncing up after a play ready to go again. He wants it, and apparently Miller didn't have that.


Tom Pritchard 2 years, 2 months ago

This is not cut into stone as of yet...But T.T. seems to be solid..Maybe Tait will get busy on this..


W Keith Swinehart II 2 years, 2 months ago

It is interesting that he chose to come out to Kansas with so many closer schools looking. It says we didn't contact him til mid-January. This must say something positive about the KU school, recruiter, coaches or program. It would be worthwhile to have an interview sometime getting his perspective.


vd 2 years, 2 months ago

We lose the 4 star Miller and pick up 3 star Shaw. We defintely need more RBs, since we are changing to a more pass orriented offense. 8-4 next year. Our receivers will catch passes thrown to them since we have new QBS.


Bangkok_Jayhawk 2 years, 2 months ago


I am sure Tevin Shaw is fast, but a 4.42 time in the 40 would have made him the 13th fastest runner during the NFL combine last year. I guess it is possible but a legit 4.42 should get you better than a 3 star ranking.

It is not just him, these 40 times that end up getting reported are so full of crap half the time. Here are some reference points for legitimate 40 times...

4.06...World record 4.14... Usain Bolt 4.28...Demarcus Van Dyke-Miami (Fastest in last years combine) 4.38... Jaamal Charles 4.4... Only 8 players posted better times at the NFL combine last year 4,42... Percy Harvin 4.49... M. Wilson (fastest linebacker at the combine) 4.5... Darren Sproles, AJ Green 4.53... Kendall Hunter 4.59... Cam Newton 4.93... J. Kelce (fastest O Lineman at the combine)

Sources... and


troutsee 2 years, 2 months ago

This year's spring game should have the largest turnout ever!!!


ttoulouse 2 years, 2 months ago

It's interesting to see that he had his eyes on the Midwest during recruiting when it seems he had plenty of opportunity to play closer to home. I'm sure it has to do with playing time, perhaps even position debates. Seems to be a good get for the Weis crew.

Anxious for Spring ball to see how these guys fit in.


Edward Daub 2 years, 2 months ago

I am feeling relevant again. Shaw could be the next Steve Slaton. Bring on the Mountaineers!


ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 2 months ago

Why has nothing been reported about Brock Berglund and his break up with Madison Myers and his new found love?

Who would you rather (go to Facebook for pictures) Madison Myers Lauren McDavid

My new name ahpersetmz


Cmill1221 2 years, 2 months ago

Nice! I assume he will probably redshirt and put some size on. Good get. Always nice to get a guy with offers from quality programs.


jayhawks0034 2 years, 2 months ago

Are we just assuming he will play running back? Rivals has him lasted as an Athlete and Scout has him listed as a corner and I know he played both sides of the ball in high school.


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