August 1, 2008

Shackelford Talks Tennessee Decision

Apparently the excitement of football season creeping closer is contagious. On the day before Tennessee opens fall camp the Vols picked up a pair of commitments which shored up the linebacker spot in this year's class in one swoop. We caught up with the first of Friday's commitments, D.T. Shackelford to find out what put the Vols over the top.

Shackelford (6-foot-1, 220 pounds, 4.7 40-yard dash), from Austin high school made an unofficial visit when he made it to camp at Tennessee this summer.

The ability he showed during that trip earned him a scholarship offer from the coaching staff, and got the recruiting ball rolling in a serious way between he and the Vols.

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