Travis Shaw Announces Top 4

Travis Shaw, the top-ranked player in the state of North Carolina, has announced the final four schools in his recruitment.
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Travis Shaw, a five-star defensive tackle from Greensboro, N.C., announced via Twitter his final four schools Tuesday evening. That came only hours after the announcement of fellow Georgia Bulldogs defensive-line target Mykel Williams, who revealed his commitment to USC. 

Shaw's four schools are Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina and North Carolina A&T. Clemson most recently hosted Shaw on campus for a visit, with Georgia standing in line to be the next school to see the highly-touted defensive lineman. 

Shaw is considered a top priority for Clemson and Georgia this cycle as he brings an unrivaled skillset to whatever college he may choose. Having played off the edge in high school, he will move inside as an interior lineman at 6-foot-5 and nearly 310 pounds, making him a potential instant impact player as a run stopper. 

From Georgia's perspective, following the decommitment of Bear Alexander, Shaw is arguably the top lineman left on the board, with Walter Nolen very close to the North Carolina native. 

Playing as an edge rusher at 310 pounds amazes many when turning on the tape because of his athleticism and fluid movement at his size. Aside from his size and explosive movement, his constantly high-effort level makes him stand out. Shaw has been an offensive tackle's nightmare throughout his time in high-school football in North Carolina. 

While Clemson is said to be the leader in the recruitment of Shaw, it is no secret that the Dawgs love Shaw and have one thing going for them in his recruitment. That is the friendship between Shaw and current Georgia commit Jalon Walker. 

Georgia's inclusion in Shaw's top four leaves the door open for the possibility of the Dawgs landing the highly-touted defensive tackle.