Jaybo Shaw, Athlete Or Scrub?

JeremyContributor IAugust 8, 2009

Highschool is alot different from college. Mainly the sports. Back when Jaybo shaw played for his highschool football team, many people thought he would grow up to do great things for football fans. Mainly Georgia Tech fans. Here are a few of Jaybo's high school stats:

1. As a junior he threw for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns, rushed for 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also set just about every school quarterback-related record at Flowery Branch Highschool. He finished his career with 9,340 yards and 127 touchdowns.

2. Jaybo was named to the North squad in the GACA North-South All-Star Game, and he was selected to the Gainesville Times 2007 all-county first team.

3. He led Flowery Branch to consecutive sub-region championships and state playoff appearances.


Well when it comes to college ball, everyone has a different oppinion.

Many people seem to think that Jaybo Shaw is nothing but a "scrub", and is a horrible quarterback. They say that he can't throw the ball that well, and that he is too short to see over the big offensive line. They seem to think that he is only capible of running the ball, and that he isn't fast enough to make a big impact in the ACC.

Paul Johnson on the other hand, seems to think that Jaybo just might be the missing piece to his thriple option offenise. Many fans were scepticle at first, but after Jaybos dominating performance against Duke, it was all about the Shaw show.

Jaybo also had a solid pass effiency rating of 194.02, and completed 62.5 percent of his pass attempts. Shaw was also responsible for five touchdowns, rushed for three and threw for two more.

To add onto his amazing performace, Jaybo was named the ACC rookie of the week on Oct. 5, 2008.

So after all is said and done, Jaybo is just another guy who doesn't get the credit and the respect he deserves. He had a pretty good freshman year, and I believe that he will continue to be a impact play maker for the yellow jackets.