USC picks up a transfer from Florida

Florida safety Josh Shaw has transferred to USC for the 2012 spring semester, USC announced Wednesday.

The 6-2, 195-pound Shaw appeared in 10 games for the Gators in 2011 as a redshirt freshman and started once. He had 22 tackles, including one for a loss, and had a deflection in 2011. He made six tackles against Auburn while starting and four tackles each versus Kentucky and LSU.

Shaw played in one game as a true freshman early in the 2010 season, but did not make a tackle. He was allowed to redshirt the season because of a knee injury.

A 2009 Parade All-American, he played cornerback, quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Palmdale (Calif.) High

USCFootball.com reported that Shaw would apply to the NCAA for a hardship waiver because the transfer was based on family issues. If granted, he could be eligible to play next year. If not, he'd have to sit out in 2012 and would have two seasons of eligibility remaining in 2013.