After what was an exceptional weekend on the Clemson campus for the Elite Retreat, Travis Shaw spent last weekend in Athens, as Georgia hosted the 2022 defensive tackle on an official visit.
Unsurprisingly, Kirby Smart and the Dawgs rolled out the red carpet for Shaw. The visit went so well that Georgia should probably be once again considered the leaders to land him and it might end up happening sooner than originally thought. The thought was that Shaw would not make an announcement until later this fall but it is starting to look like that will not be the case.
Shaw has another official to Chapel Hill set for this weekend and the fact that he is already using those up is a good sign that he is nearing a decision. The bad news for Clemson fans is that it could happen sometime early in July, meaning this thing would be over before the annual All In Cookout.
The Georgia coaching staff has really hammered on how deep the Tigers are at defensive tackle and that he has a much better shot at early playing time with them in Athens. While there is some validity to that, seeing as Bryan Bresee, Tre Williams, DeMonte Capehart and Payton Page will all be on the roster when Shaw begins his college career, it's also feasible to think he could still come in and win a spot in the two-deep as a true freshman. He does possess that kind of talent. Shaw is also tight with LB Jalon Walker, who committed to the Bulldogs earlier this year, with Clemson finishing as the runner-up.
As noted, Shaw still has a visit to North Carolina set for this weekend, meaning it's now or never for Mack Brown. Shaw is arguably the top priority for the Tarheels and keeping him in the state would be huge for the program. Either way, as we sit here today, it's not looking good for Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers.