One of the reasons for the enthusiastic report from the talented Georgian was due to his host, freshman linebacker Mike Brown, who has been considered one of the best locker room personalities in the Blue Devil program.
"He's a great guy and we really hit it off," said Shackleford. "He told me that his class and mine will be the cornerstone to build this program and that they knew it was going to happen. He convinced me of it."
Making the trip with Vandaral was his mother, whom was also very impressed according to her son.
"She likes the idea of me going to school that could set me up for life. The education you can get at a place like Duke is incredible. It's a terrific opportunity for me if I decide to take it. I think she is a fan of Duke."
Despite all the positive reviews, a commitment was not made and Shackleford will trip to Nashville, Tenn. next week to visit Vanderbilt. The Commodores have long been considered a co-leader with Georgia, but after the weekend may have some competition from the Blue Devils.
"I'm going to check them out and compare them to what I saw at Duke. Then I'll see where I am with everything, but I am sure Duke will be there in the end."