Minnesota edges out fellow B1G program for veteran OL transfer out of Utah State
Minnesota has received an offensive line transfer commitment in former Utah State player Karter Shaw.
Shaw announced his commitment on Thursday evening as he posted a picture of him signing his letter of intent:
— Karter Shaw (@ShawKarter) January 14, 2021
Shaw has three years of eligibility left and has 23 career games played, according to Ryan Burns of 247Sports. Burns also indicated that Shaw selected the Gophers over Greg Schiano’s Rutgers program:
— Ryan Burns (@RyanBurnsMN) January 14, 2021
As the tweet also says, he’ll be enrolling in the spring for spring practice going into the fall 2021 season. He’s also an experienced lineman already so he’ll likely be competing for a starting job right away.
Shaw spoke to 247Sports about why Minnesota offered him:
“Minnesota told me they wanted to offer as I’ve worked with coach Sanford before so he knows what I’m all about, I’d have to opportunity to come in and potentially be a rotator, and I’d have a chance to come in and compete for a starting job,” said Shaw. “They have a lot of returners, but I have no problem betting on myself in that regard. Then I’d have a very good chance of solidifying myself as the starter the next year after.”
Despite the Gophers having a lot of returning lineman, he’ll still be coming after some of their jobs for next season. At the end of the day, teams can never have too much depth on the offensive line.