January 1, 2009

Shackelford talks to Chizik, sets four visits

Decatur (Ala.) Austin linebacker D.T. Shackelford, a Tennessee commitment since August, will take four official visits in the month of January with his first coming next weekend to Auburn.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Shackelford will also visit Ole Miss Jan. 16-18 as well as LSU and Tennessee. He has yet to set a date for either LSU or Tennessee, but plans to soon.

Shackelford, ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 17 overall prospect in the state, spoke to new Tiger head coach Gene Chizik and assistant James Willis recently.

"I talked to them right before the (Recruiting) Dead Period," said Shackelford. "It went really good. They were saying that they would love to have me there, that they liked the kind of person I am.

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