2023 cornerback Jordan Shaw flips from Colorado to Indiana

Indiana has picked up a signing day commitment from California based cornerback Jordan Shaw.

He announced the decision at a ceremony at his high school, and spoke to national 247Sports reporter Greg Biggins about his decision.

“I loved it out there,” Shaw told Biggins. “I really liked the players and coaches on the team and felt a family bond with everyone right away.

“I liked the campus and the overall atmosphere. It’s really laid back and a place I think I can just focus on school and football, put the work in and be successful.”

Shaw had just verbally committed to Colorado in November.  His decommitment from Colorado is part of the fallout from the Buffaloes hiring former NFL star Deion Sanders as their new head coach.  He was re-offered by Sanders but decided to visit IU a couple weeks ago.

Shaw was mainly recruited by PAC-12 schools including Arizona, Arizona State, USC, California, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

Based on his 247Sports Composite player rating, Shaw is tied for Indiana’s second-best high school recruit in the 2023 class.  He is a 3-star recruit, the No. 728 overall player in the 2023 class, and the No. 75 cornerback.

The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback played on both sides of the ball during his senior season at Downey (Calif.) St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy. Shaw had two interceptions on the season. He also caught 18 passes for 470 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 61 yards and four touchdowns, and added three more scores on punt returns.

While he played both ways in high school, Shaw was recruited by IU to play cornerback.  He could also end up as a returner on special teams.

Shaw will play in the 2023 All-American Bowl, which will be televised by NBC on Jan. 7.


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