UCLA - This talented youngster had his 2007 season ended early due to injury ... He is fast and possesses good quickness ... Gained added experience last season and figures to compete for playing time on the weak side ... Also figures to contribute on special teams.
2007 - Appeared in six games before suffering a season-ending neck injury ... Made one tackle versus Washington.
2006 - Saw action on special teams in eight of the year's final nine games, including each of the last six.
2005 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons in football for coach John Monger at Chino,CA HS ... One of five finalists for the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award, presented annually to the nation's top African-American male high school scholar-athlete ... PrepStar Dream Team and rated No. 15 nationally among defensive backs ... SuperPrep All-American and No. 31 DB nationally ... SuperPrep All-California (No. 21 player) ... Rated No. 6 safety nationally by collegefootballnews.com ... Four-star selection by scout.com ... Rated No. 7 safety and No. 91 player nationally by scout.com ... Ranked No. 11 player in California by scout.com ... Four-star selection by rivals.com ... Rated No. 8 nationally among safeties by rivals.com ... No. 19 player in California by rivals.com ... Rated No. 116 player nationally by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked No. 17 nationally among safeties by Tom Lemming (ESPN.com) ... Member of Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Third-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports) ... All-CIF Southern Section first team on defense ... All-CIF-SS Division II ... L.A. Times All-Star Team ... L.A. Times All-Inland Empire ... Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West first team ... Played in the CaliFlorida All-Star Game ... Sierra League Most Valuable Player ... Scored 26 touchdowns and 162 points as a senior ... Rushed for 600 yards on offense and made 88 tackles and had two interceptions on defense ... Pre-season All-American by SuperPrep ... Rated No. 21 player in CA/NV/HI by SuperPrep ... Pre-season No. 39 player in West by scout.com ... As a junior, he made 69 tackles and two interceptions on defense and rushed for 1,285 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense ... All-CIF as junior ... As a sophomore, he made 75 tackles and had three interceptions and five deflected passes ... Also lettered in track for coach Chris Prescott.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Shawn Christopher Oatis ... Born: February 9, 1987 in West Covina, CA ... Parents: Vincent and Grace Oatis ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Biggest sports thrill came in beating Damien HS for a chance at the league title in his junior season ... Lists Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers as the athlete he admires and patterns his style of play after ... Hobbies include fixing up cars and video games ... Economics is his favorite class ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 ... History major.