Jo-El Shaw is the only true running back in the Orange's class of 2016. The former Western Michigan commit is a bruising runner, who seeks out contact and will run defenders over. The commitment of Shaw could see the return of the "Tank Package" as it was called when the Orange had Adonis-Ameen Moore.
High School: Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh)
Position: Running Back
Stats: 6'1", 225 pounds
Main Recruiter: Running backs coach Mike Hart, who was his primary recruiter with the Broncos as well.
Commitment Date: 1/23/2016
Ratings: Shaw received a 3-star rating from 24/7 and a 0.8376 composite ranking. ESPN, Rivals, and Scout each said 3 stars for Shaw.
Other Offers: Shaw received offers from Bowling Green, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, among others.
Highlights: Check out Shaw's highlights:
Player Breakdown: When first watching Shaw's tape, it's clear that he is a big time downhill runner. He likes to run North-South and would rather run over an opposing defender rather than making the defender miss. Shaw appears to have decent speed, and he is a good blocker in the back field. He will need to work on his quickness, but his physicality is what will always be his bread and butter. Shaw could develop into a Delone Carter type running back. He could be a big physical every-down back, despite not being all that quick.