A month and a half after announcing his decision to transfer from Florida, Josh Shaw has found a new football home that’s close to his boyhood home clear on the other side of the country.
Speaking to ESPNLosAngeles.com, Jeff Williams, Shaw’s high school coach, said his former player has decided to transfer to USC to continue his playing career. The defensive back went to high school just outside of Los Angeles, and informed the Trojans coaching staff of his decision earlier this week to return much closer to home.
“He’s very excited,” Williams told the website. “He’s very fortunate that he has a prestigious school right around the corner from him that is willing to accept him under these circumstances.”
The redshirt freshman is expected to enroll at USC at some point this week, and will participate in spring practice. He will, barring a successful appeal for a waiver, be forced to sit out the 2012 season in order to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013.
Shaw, a four-star member of UF’s 2010 recruiting class and the No. 3 cornerback in the country, played in 10 games this past season.