Fresno (Calif.) Edison receiver Rashaun Shaffer (6-5, 180), may not get the attention that his numerous Tigers teammates do, but the big, lanky receiver is a pretty good prospect in his own right.
The first time we saw Shaffer, it was during his sophomore year, and he came to the San Francisco Scout.com Combine, measuring in just under 6-0 tall. A year later, when we saw him in Vegas, Schaefer was up to 6-5, a big growth spurt hitting.
“I just grew from the end of my sophomore year,” said Shaffer. “Now teams like me as a big receiver.”
Sharing receiver duties with five-star receiver Rolando Jefferson has made the pickings slim for Shaffer in the Tigers offense, but he’s poised to have a big senior season and he’s ready to emerge.
Several schools are starting to show interest in him, to go with his first offer from Utah, which he received last spring.
“Cal, UCLA, San Diego State, Michigan, Fresno State and Washington are some of the schools I’m hearing from,” said Shaffer. “I like Cal, San Diego State and Washington the most.”
With Shaffer being one of six legitimate D-I prospects on Edison this fall, he’s going to enjoy the process, welcome the college coaches to his campus and do some camps this spring to boost his stock.
“I’m going to the Nike Camp at Stanford, the O-D Camp and then I’m going back to the UnderArmour/Scout Combine,” said Shaffer.
And he’s in no rush to make a decision.
“I want to take some visits before I decide where I want to go,” said Shaffer.
As a junior, Shaffer helped the Tigers to the CIF-Central Section semifinals with eight receptions for 157 yards and four touchdowns.