Shaw on the rise for No. 12 South Carolina

Sept. 15, 2013 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he's getting more questions from NFL scouts about Connor Shaw. With the senior quarterback's strong start to the season, expect those inquiries to rise.

Shaw has always been a steady leader who leaned on other Gamecock playmakers in recent years, including receivers Alshon Jeffery and Ace Sanders, and tailback Marcus Lattimore. It's a formula that has helped No. 13 South Carolina go 31-9 the past three seasons.

Now, Shaw's the main attraction for the Gamecocks' no-name offense, which built a 28-0 en route to Saturday night's 35-25 victory over Vanderbilt.

Shaw came to South Carolina before the 2010 season as a great run, OK pass quarterback. He's excelled at the Gamecocks' zone-read option attack and that's got the NFL interested.