Georgia Tech backup quarterback Jaybo Shaw has not filed any paperwork seeking to transfer as of Wednesday, according to a school spokesperson. Tech coach Paul Johnson, who is out of town until next week, has also not signed a release for Shaw.
Should Shaw transfer, the Yellow Jackets will be without their first- and second-string quarterbacks for spring practice, which starts March 29.
Calls to Shaw’s father, Lee, have not been returned.
Shaw, a sophomore from Flowery Branch, missed the first five games last season with a broken collarbone sustained during practice in August. He appeared in six games, rushing for 51 yards.
As a freshman in 2008, Shaw rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
He was rated the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the country at Flowery Branch High School, and was one of Tech coach Paul Johnson’s first commitments when he was hired in December 2007.
Starting quarterback Josh Nesbitt will miss spring practice because of minor surgery on his right ankle.
The absence of Nesbitt and Shaw would mean redshirt freshman Tevin Washington and freshmen Jordan Luallen and David Sims will compete for snaps. Luallen and Sims redshirted last season. Quentin Sims spent time at quarterback last season after Shaw was injured, but moved back to wide receiver when Shaw returned in late September.
Shaw would join Joseph Gilbert, Brandon Leslie and Clyde Yandell as players who are transferring. Gilbert and Yandell are transferring to pursue graduate school studies.
Photos from AJC.com: Jaybo Shaw’s QB career at Ga. Tech