CFC100 commit on UofA: ‘It felt like home’

Alberta adds strong local commit to their 2019 class.

Courtesy of Tanner Shaw.

With the University of Alberta Golden Bears located close by, CFC100 receiver Tanner Shaw from CFC50 Salisbury Composite High School decided his best option was to stay and play at home.

A resident of Sherwood Park, Alberta, which is outside Edmonton, Shaw has the utmost confidence in staying where he is. “It (the university) felt like home in every single aspect from literal to metaphorical,” he said. “I know that I’m not risking my career by moving across to a city either in the same province or across Canada.”

Having grown up around Golden Bears’ football, Shaw has grown accustom to the team’s coaches. “The coaching staff is a huge reason why I went. I’ve known Coach Morris for a long time and I know how he treats his guys, and I’d rather know I have the opportunity to play rather than risk getting immediately cut.”

Shaw, who is a member of the Salisbury Sabres (MEHSFL), has played with three teams over his six-year career. In 2016 he received a WROTY award and in 2017 he received a STPOTY award. While he was looking into taking education, the 6’0, 175lbs athlete decided to tailor his focus towards getting into the Faculty of Business.

While getting noticed during recruitment can be tough, Shaw has a message for all those still waiting for an offer. “Trust the recruiting process,” he said. “Don’t go for the school that’ll sway you up and won’t progress you. By all means go to a competitive school but understand how the school works before you rush into anything.”

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