COMBINE: 4-Star DB Talks Recruiting

CHARLOTTE - It shouldn't be a surprise to learn Clemson is in the mix for another four-star defensive back.

DB Terry Shankle Profile

One of the top prospects in North Carolina for the class of 2009 also had one of the most productive junior years in the south last fall.

Terry Shankle, the No. 19 cornerback prospect in the nation according to, caught 49 passes for 957 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense last season for South Stanley High School.

But those numbers only tell part of the story.

On defense, he had 15 interceptions with four going back for touchdowns and he also returned three punts for touchdowns on special teams.

Not surprisingly, he's also adding a large number of scholarship offers- including Tennessee, Texas A&M, Florida, Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Alabama.

Saturday at the Combine, Shankle performed well after checking in at 5-feet-11 inches tall and 170 pounds. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds.

1-ON-1 INTERVIEW: spoke with him during his trip to the Queen City and a transcription of that interview is posted below. Video highlights of that interview are also available by clicking the link on the right.

What do you hope to get out of the combine today?
Shankle: I want to get a good workout. I want to do good. I want to impress everybody and show them that I am really a good corner. I can shut people down.

Which schools have been by to see you the past couple of weeks?
Shankle: Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Carolina and NC State.

Do you have any leaders at this point?
Shankle: Not really.

Do you plan to go to any summer camps?
Shankle: I will probably go to Clemson and maybe Virginia Tech.

What kind of timing are you looking at for making a decision?
Shankle: It will be around December or towards February 6. It will be after the first semester. Then I will probably make my decision.

What will be the most important to you when you make your decision?
Shankle: I want to see where I can fit in and I want to have a good eduction. I told my momma I will go wherever I fit in the best. That is where I will go.

What kind of cornerback when the school lands you next February get?
Shankle: They will get a finesse corner that will also come up and hit you. I will hit you too. I have good ball skills. I just want to play. Top Stories