Wisconsin’s loss is Ohio State’s gain.
Bryson Shaw, a talented junior two-sport star at Potomac’s Bullis School, has verbally committed to play college football at Ohio State University.
Shaw, who announced his pledge to Wisconsin in January, flipped his commitment to Ohio State in a Twitter post on Saturday.
“Please respect my decision,” he wrote. “My recruitment is now closed. Go Buckeyes!”
Tennessee, Virginia, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College, West Virginia, North Carolina and Duke are among the colleges that showed interest in Shaw’s skills on the gridiron.
Shaw is also a midfielder on the nationally ranked Bullis lacrosse team that improved its record to 13-3 with a 10-9 victory over Georgetown Prep on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are also Interstate Athletic Conference Co-Champions for the 2018 campaign.
Initially, Shaw committed to play lacrosse at Maryland but opted to play football at the next level instead.
At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Shaw is rated as either a four-star or three-star prospect by most recruiting services. I’m told he’s being recruited at safety but could also play wide receiver at the next level.
His decision to attend Ohio State on a football scholarship is reminiscent of former Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. who initially pledged to Maryland before flipping his commitment to Ohio State.
“Personal family matters have called for me to be closer to home,” Shaw wrote. “I love and thank the Wisconsin community for [accepting] me. However I need to be closer to my family. I am excited and blessed to be committing to the Ohio State University!! Go Buckeyes!”
Montgomery College sophomore basketball standout Collin Turner has been honored.
Turner, a Poolesville native, has been selected as the 2017-18 Spalding NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
“This award means so much to me; it is truly one of the greatest accomplishments in my life,” said Turner. “I’ve put so much work into this game and to be named the NJCAA DIII Player of the Year means the world to me.”
Turner was also named to the 2017-18 NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball All-America First Team after leading the Raptors to a fourth-place finish at the national tournament.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Turner ranked second in the nation at 28 points per game. He scored 30 or more points 18 times including three games of more than 40 points.
“This is a great honor for Collin and his family,” said Montgomery College head coach Keith Byrd. “Montgomery College, the men’s basketball program, and our Raptor fans are very proud of him. His commitment to our community and hard work both on the court and in the classroom has afforded him this tremendous recognition. He is a very coachable player – totally committed to making sure the program is successful. He is the epitome of determination and dedication. His work ethic has helped this program to win 45 games during his time here.”
During his tenure at Montgomery College, Turner finished with 1,197 career points including 152 three-pointers.
“I really feel like playing at Montgomery has given me a second chance to improve and compete at the next level,” said Turner. “I would like to thank my head coach Keith Byrd as well as my assistant coaches Jamal Wise and coach Elliot Hedley as well as everyone else behind the scenes at MC that made this possible.”