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Utah State offensive lineman Karter Shaw to transfer to Minnesota

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The Aggies’ starting right guard is headed to the Twin Cities

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Utah State at LSU Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Utah State offensive guard Karter Shaw has announced his plans to transfer to the University of Minnesota. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Utah State finished the 2020 season 1-5, and Shaw started all six games at right guard for the Aggies. He has been a starter at Utah State since his redshirt freshman season, when he started all 13 of their games at right guard. Shaw is also familiar with Minnesota offensive co-coordinator Mike Sanford Jr., who held the same position with the Aggies in 2019.

The NCAA has delayed plans to approve a proposal that would grant student-athletes one-time immediate transfer eligibility. But even if the proposal is approved ahead of the fall season, Shaw make not make an impact at Minnesota until 2022, since the Gophers return their entire starting offensive line from last season. But he will certainly be in competition for a starting guard spot once Conner Olson graduates, and would provide depth until then.