South Carolina's starting quarterback Connor Shaw was named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch list for the 2012 season. 

Shaw joins 33 other top quarterbacks across college football who were named to the award watch list today. The junior from Flowery Branch, Georgia became the full-time starter for South Carolina during the 2011 season and looks to continue the success he built towards the end of last year. 

The Davey O'Brien winner doesn't have to be a quarterback from this award watch list but its certainly an honor for Shaw to be named as a potential candidate before the season starts. It's obvious the quarterback has impressed the right people so far and Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier really thinks he has a winner at the quarterback position. 

Semifinalists will be named on October 22nd, 2012. From there, three finalists will be named on November 19th and the winner will be chosen on December 6th. 

Congrats to Connor Shaw on the well-deserved recognition so far.