4.Dac Shaw

  • Linebacker
  • Mineola
  • 6-2, 200
  • committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (per Mineola coach Joe Drennon)

Dac Shaw was a star on both sides of the ball for Mineola in 2011, rushing for more than 1,300 yards and 28 touchdowns while racking up 95 tackles, 20 for loss, and six sacks.

But Shaw likely translates at the college level as an outside linebacker, where he’ll be a great addition to a traditionally strong TCU defense if he remains committed to the Horned Frogs.

Shaw and the Yellowjackets went 8-3 a year ago, but that won’t be as easy in 2012. Mineola jumps to Class 3A competition in a district with three teams that won at least five games last season, including Van, which finished 10-2.

At this point, Mineola’s 3A fortunes shouldn’t affect Shaw’s recruitment. With the exposure he’s already gained, Shaw’s offer list is expected to grow as he gets more attention thanks to his existing offers and the Baylor camp he attended in June.

The ETSN 25 countdown so far ...

No. 5: Dylan Cantrell, WR, Whitehouse

No. 6: LaQuintas Wallace, RB, Tyler Lee

No. 7: Tyus Bowser, DE/LB, John Tyler

No. 8: D.J. Dean, ATH, Newton

No. 9: Greg Ward, ATH, John Tyler

No. 10: Bivins Caraway, QB, Longview

No. 11: Lucas Askew, TE/WR, Harmony

No. 12: Damien Haskins, RB, New Boston

No. 13: Tristan Durden, DT, Tatum

No. 14: Nick Siler, OL, Henderson

No. 15: Syd Moore, DT, Van

No. 16: Patrick "Monster" Brown, ATH, Henderson

No. 17: Everett Dickerson, ATH, Atlanta

No. 18: Zacchaeus Page, OL, Tyler Lee

No. 19: Darion Flowers, WR, John Tyler

No. 20: Demontrai Lewis, DE, Lufkin

No. 21: Jonathan Hunt, DT, Texas High

No. 22: JaBryce Taylor, WR, Lufkin

No. 23: Tre Allen, ATH, Chapel Hill

No. 24: Justice Liggins, WR, John Tyler

No. 25: Trey Washington, DB, Gilmer