Shaw has not filed transfer paperwork

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 Jaybo Shaw’s QB career at Ga. Tech

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February 24th, 2010
1:50 pm


February 24th, 2010
2:05 pm

Is the competition to much ?


February 24th, 2010
2:11 pm

Jaybo, if you transfer, good luck to you.
Watch out for Navy on Sept. 11, though. Should be a great matchup of Niumatalolo vs. Monken.


February 24th, 2010
2:19 pm

He should go… He has the experience, but he just doesn’t have the physical ability. Every time he had to step in for Nesbitt he was decent, but you could tell that he’s just the type of player that has plateaued. I don’t think that he’ll be able to do anything electric with the offense and I never saw him becoming the starting QB at Tech, especially now that Luallen and Sims are getting more reps, so it’s a good move for Shaw IMO.


February 24th, 2010
2:20 pm

I wish he would! I can’t stand Jaybo. I think he is just awful!


February 24th, 2010
2:21 pm

This just in…this is not a story yet.

Longbill Quacksington

February 24th, 2010
2:23 pm

Jaybo should stay because Ducks fly together.

Washawn Ealey

February 24th, 2010
2:30 pm


North Ave Pimp

February 24th, 2010
2:32 pm

GTFan: Dawg behind a mask eh’ Pi$$ off back to Muttland will you buddy, we keep it classy here in Atlanta. Good Luck Jaybo!!


February 24th, 2010
2:33 pm


February 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Jaybo may have been #10 in HS, but from what we’ve seen on the field at Tech, we won’t be missed that much. And Josh’s fill-ins – and we’ll need them – will need the practice and experience.
If he goes, fare thee well, Jaybo.
If he stays, well, he’ll still be a fill-in. But a nice guy.

All Cupcakes Conference

February 24th, 2010
2:39 pm

“Pi$$ off back to Muttland will you buddy, we keep it classy here in Atlanta.”

Classy… yeah.


February 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Darn….kidding right…I men this is one of CPJ’s “recruits”…one of the “ones” that were gonna make us sooo much better once he and the rest of CPJ’s recruits were “ready”!

God I hope this is not a sign of things to come…we were ranked in the mid 40’s this year in recruiting?

I am worried now! Please tell me CPJ did not recruit Jaybo…I really believed them when they said how good we were going to be with “his” recruits!

Oh my! Maybe just a nasty rumor started by one of those doggies!


February 24th, 2010
2:54 pm

I always wish a Yellow Jacket well, but whenever Shaw was in against tougher talent than Duke and Mississippi State, he always appeared slow, kept the ball too much, seemed to fumble often when hit by D lineman and always stared down the primary receiver, much like Nesbitt does.


February 24th, 2010
2:58 pm

Ooooops!! Smart move Jaybo. Go make a name for yourself. The glitter on PJ’s traveling high school circus he calls an offense continues to dull.

Dawg Trainer

February 24th, 2010
2:59 pm

Looks like the mutts are barking over here now.


February 24th, 2010
3:03 pm

i will admit it. we look asw weak as we really are.


February 24th, 2010
3:05 pm

He needs to go to Georgia Southern and be a star for the next 2 years and get the Option back in Statesborro.

Savannah Jacket

February 24th, 2010
3:09 pm

Jaybo is a good quarterback who stepped up in 08 when Nesbit went down and did great things. He is the one that threw the 9 passes that went for over 200 yds to Bay Bay. He is the one that put together the only sustainable drive that we had against UNC in 08 before penalties and fumbles lost the game for us. Jaybo has been good for GT’s offense and team. Last year because of his injuries and Nesbit’s health he didn’t see as many snaps and never got comfortable, but don’t forget he was a major part of the reason that GT won 9 games in PJ’s first year.

If you do leave good luck to you. If you go to Georgia Southern better luck. It would be great to bring some Championships back to the Boro.


February 24th, 2010
3:19 pm

What is the story with Brandon Leslie, why is leaving and where is he going? Does anyone know?


February 24th, 2010
3:20 pm

Let’s don’t forget that he is trading a degree from Georgia Tech for a degree from Georgia Southern. With close to no chance of every playing in the NFL, that seems like a pretty silly thing to do. No offense to GSU, but GT is ranked in the top 10 of public universities.


February 24th, 2010
3:21 pm

I sure hope Jaybo stays, he’s a pretty good quarterback and he knows the system well, I do understand the playing time problem, lets wish for the best.

Poindexter Jugdish

February 24th, 2010
3:25 pm

Our players are deserting like rats from a sinking ship.


February 24th, 2010
3:31 pm

If it is because he does not see himself as a good back-up or maybe a 3rd stringer, he needs to think about his education and his future, rather than just more playing time. He can contribute at QB if healthy and he can contribute in other roles if he wants to become a defensive player, Heck, maybe he can kick Field Goals and make a good living! etc, etc… But losing 2 linemen who have graduated due to not allowing them to enroll in grad school classes must mean they could not cut the mustard academically…..Guys have been enrolled in grad school before to complete their eligibility….so they must not have been accepted into a program by a dept. head. Tough luck.


February 24th, 2010
3:32 pm

UGA fans ridiculing a player for leaving is so funny. Jaybo is a good player but he knows that the Luallen and Sims are more athletic. Lets not forget that David Sims had offers to virtually every SEC school, and from traditional powerhouses like Michigan, Oregon, and FSU….he picked tech because all the other offers were for the running back position. So if he is good enough to play RB at all those schools…im excited to see what he can do at tech…the only question mark is his passing ability. Luallen seems to be the future at QB once Nesbitt leaves….he ran a similar offense in high school and was a 4 star QB. Jaybo knew that he would never be a full time starter…it makes sense for him to transfer.

Tengo el Buzz Bien Grande

February 24th, 2010
3:37 pm

UGA es mas mierda que dos viejas peleando en un cafe de retardados …

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

February 24th, 2010
3:43 pm

I’ve been a fan of Jaybo and his brother Connor since they were freshmen in high school. These are a couple of guys that can really run an option offense well. If Jaybo decides to transfer, I’m sure he will be successful with the Eagles. My inclination is to think he should stay at Tech for the degree, but that really depends upon his career aspirations. If he plans to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a football coach, then the degree from GSU will work just fine. If, on the other hand, he wants to enter the world of commerce, then the Tech degree will probably be much more valuable to him.

Whatever the decision, I wish nothing but the best for Jaybo. He’s a good kid from a good family, and I’m confident he’ll be successful wherever he goes.


February 24th, 2010
3:46 pm

Best of luck to Jaybo. I appreciate his work at GT to this point, but I honestly feel as though GT may be better off with him leaving. That said, his understanding of this offense is probably only surpassed by his coaches and Josh.

tech flagboy

February 24th, 2010
3:48 pm

say it ain’t so, GAYBO!?!

blake’s at Piedmont Park won’t be the same without you!!!

Red man

February 24th, 2010
3:50 pm

me thinks the white man “rednecks” speaks with forked tongue…he and his brethren speaks that stars no matter…then he praises stars of his players…then he speaks of value of education..then tells one of jis own to seek lesser education….red man is confused!


February 24th, 2010
3:52 pm

hmmmmm…could a man of CPJ’s honor be running off players he made a mistake in recruiting to free up sholarships?

Naw….not possible!

Is it?

Coach Manboobs

February 24th, 2010
3:53 pm

I’m embarrassed – everyone saw how small my package was when Willie Martinez pulled my pants down at Historic Mark Richt field this year. I’m just worried about sustaining my silly high school offense now that all my Gomer Gailey holdovers are leaving. What’s a fat hillbilly to do??


February 24th, 2010
3:55 pm

Almost forgot…..30-24!

Anyone seen m=idiot since his predicition os acc-SEC sweep in the 3 season ending rival match ups?

Still amazes me that he had the cahoonas to predict it….man really knows football!


February 24th, 2010
3:55 pm

Red man lets pay closer attention…I never mentioned education.

Andrew Jackson

February 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

Red man and his ilk were pansies. I’ve walked over tougher people to GET to a fight.


February 24th, 2010
3:59 pm

To Kingster: Brandon Leslie had grade issues. He didn’t make them.


February 24th, 2010
4:00 pm

any of you nerds able to count? Someone want to compute the score from last year’s game on their abacus? Let me help you with that…


Still stings, doesn’t it?


February 24th, 2010
4:01 pm

Confucius say tech fans nerdy – Confucius pity their existence. Confucius recommend they all kill themselves.


February 24th, 2010
4:12 pm

I hope he stays and completes his GT degree, but I understand the lure of going to play at Georgia Southern with Monken may be desirable. Urbano is a pretty good back. Him and Jaybo would be a great combination in the spread option offense at GSU.


February 24th, 2010
4:45 pm

Come on Jaybo! Sharpen that Crayola and let’s get this thing done. I hate being shuffled around your desk for the past two years and then thrown back into the “to do” basket.

Tokyo jacket

February 24th, 2010
5:17 pm

This is a good/bad situation I think. The bad is that Jaybo, in his own way, would have been a good player in this system. I remember thinking how horrible Godsey was going to be after Joey Heisman left. Then, Godsey actually turned out to be an amazing passer, just no mobility. Who remembers the 15 second 20 yard naked PA bootleg against UGA in 2000? Shaw would have turned out the same way I think: not having all the strengths of Nesbitt, but still being his own competent player.

The good in this is that we have Jordan Luallen who, by all accounts, looks like he can run almost as good as Nesbitt, but is deadly accurate on short throws (think 15-17 passes per game, w/ 10 completions). I don’t know if Luallen will be able to take the beating that Nesbitt took, but I get the impression that he won’t have to as CPJ’s offense evolves.

Either way, good luck to Jaybo. He is a good kid and really laid it on the line while at Tech. If he goes, I hope he and Monken win another NC down at GSU.

d. pollack

February 24th, 2010
5:40 pm

45-42 hahahahahahahahaha


February 24th, 2010
5:40 pm

Jaybo will always be the consummate back-up QB at GT, able to come in in a pinch to spell the starter for a series or two, but he will never be the starter. If he wants to go to a D-III school and play then he has every right to and I support his decision. If he wants to stay on and be the back-up and get his degree from MaTech, I support that as well. Good luck either way.

Anyone seen enough of the other guys to know whether is will be Tevin W or Luallen that will be groomed as Nesbitt’s replacement. Josh’s absence from Spring practice is the best thing that could happen, allowing one of these guys to get all the reps and prepare them as our future starter. We don’t want to be like UGA and throw a red-headed stepchild on the field in 2011 without any clue if he can play at this level.

go to hell Dogdoodoos

February 24th, 2010
5:50 pm

I agree with Tokyo. Jaybo has a place at GT. With this type of option it would be good to see Shaw get more playing time each game to give Nesbitt a rest from all the pounding he takes and Jaybo fits that bill. Jaybo looked good against Duke and this year I could see him being utilized to come in every game to give Nesbitt relief and run some plays. Will miss him if he goes

go to hell Dogdoodoos

February 24th, 2010
5:52 pm

so Knowshon Moreno knocks an 18 yr old kid unconscious and gives him a concussion in Athens. Nice, real nice.


February 24th, 2010
5:56 pm

HBTV —- Hey donkey the offense Georgia Southern will run is the same …….. I know you come from an incestrious family like most UGAy fans but at least you could make somewhat of a logical statement (obviously not) ….. how else besides incest do you explain 95% of your fan base never taking a class at that school (i use that term loosely especially when it comes to the criminals you recruit)

NoCoach Blewitt

February 24th, 2010
6:00 pm

My buddy writes for the paper in Statesboro so I might have to cruise on down and check out a game this year now that the team is going back to what worked for the 5 yrs CPJ was there ……



February 24th, 2010
6:07 pm

What was a 18 yr old doing drinking in a bar?The bar should be liable.Does your recruitment at UGAG come with fake ID??


February 24th, 2010
6:08 pm

hey bro….come to UGAY. You can make a quick $400k.


February 24th, 2010
6:13 pm

No man, take my advice and stay away from Athens. Though that was the easiest $400k i ever made as well!