October 4, 2011

Shanks still hearing from Vols

Prattville, Ala., defensive tackle Justin Shanks has been committed to Florida State since the summer, but he's officially closing the door on his recruitment just yet. Even though he thought it was over in July, Shanks said other schools warned him they would stay after him.

"I thought it was done, but a few schools said they were still going to recruit me hard," Shanks said.

One of the schools continuing to pursue Shanks is Tennessee and the efforts of defensive line coach Lance Thompson aren't falling on deaf ears.

Rivals.com ranks Shanks the No. 128 overall prospect in the Class of 2012 and the nation's No. 10 defensive tackle.

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