TCU-bound Dac Shaw, Mineola Start Fall Practice
MINEOLA -- Mineola's Dac Shaw appears to have ended his recruitment early. The two-way standout who is expected to play linebacker in college committed to TCU on Sunday, and Mineola coach Joe Drennon believes Shaw's commitment is solid.
"I think he's thought it over pretty well. We've talked it over since last spring when all those offers started coming," Drennon said during Monday's first practice of the season. "TCU's done a great job of recruiting him."
Shaw has additional offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Tech Tech, among others, Drennon added.
"About every school in the state of Texas except Texas has offered him," he said. "Then there's been a few out-of-staters that have offered him."
Shaw rushed for 1,400 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior, while racking up 95 tackles, 20 for loss, and six sacks as a defensive terror.
Shaw and the Yellowjackets ran special teams drills during a sprinkling rain during the late morning. The rain in the area helped keep temperatures down, which Drennon welcomed.
"This is the best first day as far as weather goes I've ever had in my life. It's unbelievable," Drennon said. "It's a good day overall for our kids, too. They've done a good job of responding and remembering stuff from last year."
Mineola jumps from Class 2A to Class 3A this fall, which will present the Jackets with a tough district slate including Van, Canton, Athens, Brownsboro and Mabank.
"We set our goals that we're still going to be in the playoffs and that's what we're shooting for. Every team in the state of Texas is," Drennon said. "You've just got to deal with what they hand you. I don't think it's anything we can't handle. Overall our schedule's a little bit tougher, the district's a little bit tougher, but we can still compete in it."