Travis Shaw — a 247 Sports five-star recruit and a top-five overall recruit nationwide in the class of 2022 — committed to join the North Carolina football team Saturday on CBS Sports HQ.
In Shaw, UNC has secured its second highest-rated recruit since 247 Sports began ranking recruits, and is the highest-ranked recruit since defensive tackle Marvin Austin from the class of 2009. He's also the third five-star recruit UNC has obtained in as many years, joining class of 2020 defensive back Tony Grimes and class of 2021 defensive lineman Keeshawn Silver.
A 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, Shaw had narrowed his options down to three schools — Clemson, Georgia and North Carolina. Most of 247's experts had predicted Shaw would join head coach Mack Brown in Chapel Hill.
In addition to being a top-five recruit, Shaw is also listed as the No. 1 recruit from North Carolina and the No. 2 defensive lineman in the country in his class.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred to UNC football player Keeshawn Silver as a running back. He is a defensive lineman. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
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