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Boise State lands DE from Las Vegas

Derriyon Shaw is the 15th commit to the Broncos’ 2016 class

Derriyon Shaw
Derriyon Shaw

A three-star defensive end out of Las Vegas, Nevada is the latest recruit to pledge to Boise State’s 2016 football class. Derriyon Shaw, 6-4, 224 lbs, committed Sunday a week after his visit to the university campus. Shaw plays defensive end at Legacy High School in North Las Vegas. Before he transferred to Legacy, he played last season for Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia, where as a junior he accumulated 61 tackles, 11 sacks, nine quarterback hurries and three pass deflections. Shaw has the speed to move around the field and runs the 40 yard dash in 4.82 seconds.

"That’s the overall feel (in Boise). It’s a family atmosphere with the players and the coaches," Shaw said in outlining his decision to commit to Boise State. "That community is wonderful. They stand behind the team."

Before deciding on Boise State he was scheduled to visit San Diego State and Washington State, but now says he will skip those visits and is closing down his recruiting. Shaw had at least 14 offers, not only from a number of Mountain West schools, but from North Carolina, Wake Forrest, Cincinnati, Arizona State, Washington and Washington State as well.

Shaw is the 15th known commitment for the Broncos’ 2016 recruiting class.


OL Kole Bailey, 6-5, 285, Twin Falls High, Twin Falls, ID

WR Julian Carter, 6-3, 190 lbs, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale, AZ

OL Ezra Cleveland, 6-6, 290 lbs, Bethel High School, Spanaway, WA

TE Nick Crabtree , 6-6, 247 lbs, Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA

RB Damarea Crockett, 5-11, 212 lbs, Little Rock Christian, Little Rock, AR

DB Reid Harrison-Ducros, 5-10, 175 lbs, Heritage High School, Colleyville, TX

DL Chase Hatada, 6-3, 260, Rocklin High School, Rocklin, CA

DB Robert Lewis, 5-9, 165 lbs, Augustus Hawkins High School, Los Angeles, CA

LB Tyson Maeva, 6-0, 222 lbs, Cathedral Catholic, San Diego, CA

RB Robert Mahone, 6-0, 200, Prosper High School, Prosper TX

LB Al'i Niumatalolo, 6-2, 231 lbs, Broadneck High School, Annapolis, MD

DB De'Andre Pierce, 5-11, 170 lbs, Long Beach Poly High School, Long Beach, CA

DE Derriyon Shaw, 6-4, 225 lbs, Legacy High School, Las Vegas, NV

DB Desmond Williams, 6-0, 190 lbs, Centennial High School, Corona, CA

QB Micah Wilson, 6-3, 200 lbs, Lincoln Christian School, Tulsa, OK