No Questions For Shannon Following Visit

Auburn commitment Ian Shannon talks about his official visit to see the Tigers and ending his recruiting.

Marietta, Ga.--Ian Shannon has been solidly committed to the Auburn Tigers since last summer and finally had the opportunity to take his official visit to the Plains over the weekend. One of the top kicker/punters in the country, Shannon said after sitting down and talking with Gus Malzahn, Scott Fountain and the rest of the staff, he’s excited about his future with the Tigers.

“It was very assuring,” Shannon said. “It’s definitely where I want to go and what I want to do. My family had a great time. I really enjoyed it. There is no question in my mind that this is what my family wants me to do and what I want to do.

“I know the coaches and all the special teams coaches,” he added. “Coach Malzahn and I have a pretty personal relationship. The coaches are definitely the kind of people I want to be around. I was very sure of my decision before, but after my official I’m sure it’s the right decision.”

Planning to enroll in May as part of the 2015 class, Shannon said he’s excited about the opportunity that awaits him in the fall. With Auburn wanting to take some of the load off Daniel Carlson, the chance to battle for the starting job at punter is very real and he said that’s huge for him.

“I’m so excited,” Shannon said. “I’m thankful I have the opportunity to compete at a great school like Auburn. We’ve got a great kicker right now in Daniel Carlson. He’s very talented and can punt as well. Getting into the competition will be a great benefit for me.”

Hosted on his official visit by Carlson and long snapper Ike Powell, Shannon said for him the recruiting process is officially done. Despite other schools still trying to get into the mix, he said he’s 100 percent a Tiger.

“I’m not taking visits anywhere else,” Shannon said. “I won’t visit anywhere next weekend. I’m going to sign with Auburn on signing day.”

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