Mac Irvin Fire coach Mike Irvin tweeted yesterday that Mike Shaw "has scheduled in-home visits n the coming weeks w/ West Virginia, Illinois,DePaul,Marquette -working out details with Notre Dame"
Interesting news. In-home visits scheduled for the fall of his senior year. There have been rumors swirling around the past week that Shaw was close to committing. By my count, that is the sixth or seventh time I've heard that rumor in the past three years.
The Illinois and DePaul fanbases have been hearing about and obsessing over Shaw's recruitment for that long as well. I've got a sneaking suspicion they are going to have to wait a little longer.
Let me stress that this isn't coming from conversations with Shaw or with anyone around him. It's not from any source at all. I have a feeling this one might go the distance, that we may be waiting until March or June for Shaw's decision.
Illinois, Michigan State and DePaul were the front-runners for awhile. A few months ago I heard that if Shaw was heading to the Big Ten, Michigan State would be the choice. Well, they don't have a spot for him anymore. Shaw has spent a lot of time recently on the DePaul campus, leading to serious speculation that he was heading there.
Now, all of a sudden Notre Dame is back in the picture and West Virginia has appeared out of nowhere. It's obvious that Shaw is taking it slow and hasn't really ruled anything out. That's his prerogative and maybe it's the right decision. We've seen far too many area players make horrendous college decisions in the past few years.