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Former Woodland Hills RB Jo-El Shaw Leaves Kent State, Declares for 2020 NFL Draft



Former Woodland Hills running back Jo-El Shaw will enter the 2020 NFL Draft after reportedly being dismissed from Kent State for a violation of team rules.

Shaw, a senior with the Flashes, played in seven games this season and rushed for 320 yards and two touchdowns on 73 carries as Kent State’s top option at running back.

On Nov. 5, Shaw was removed from Kent State’s roster, with head coach Sean Lewis telling Ian Kreider of the Akron Beacon Journal “he’s no longer on the team.”

On Thursday, Shaw tweeted his intention to forgo any remaining collegiate opportunities and enter the 2020 NFL.

“I owe a huge thanks for Coach Lewis for bringing me into Kent,” Shaw wrote. “All in all I had a great time in college. This season taught me a lot of life lessons and controlling my path was one of them. With that being said, I will be pursuing an even bigger dream and I am declaring for this year’s 2020 NFL Draft.”

A three-star prospect out of Woodland Hills, Shaw originally signed with Syracuse, but instead matriculated to Lackawanna College, a junior college in Scranton, Pa. After two years at JUCO, he transferred to Kent State in 2018.

In 16 total games at the Division I level, he finished with 977 yards on 211 carries, 15 receptions for 130 yards and 11 total touchdowns.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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