The USC Trojans might be losing a lot of good players, but they're also happy to get some top talent back. And they have to be happy with what they're getting from Joshua Shaw. The former Florida Gators defensive back is coming back home to California to play for the Men of Troy. Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times filed this report.
Shaw, 6 feet 3 and 197 pounds, told uscfootball.com in this report that he missed a game last season so he could come home to attend to a family situation. He was granted his release from Florida in late November.
Shaw will apply to the NCAA for a hardship waiver. If granted, he would be eligible to play this season.
Shaw is hoping to play immediately, although that may not be so easy even if his waiver is accepted. USC has a pretty stacked secondary this season, so he might have trouble seeing the field, but even if he's declined he should be in good shape to try and get a starting spot by 2013.
Shaw was considered one of the top cornerbacks in the country in the 2010 recruiting class, and had 22 tackles in 10 appearances for Florida last season.
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