Heels, Pack Battle for Shankle

Pack Pride talks with Norwood (NC) South Stanly standout Terry Shankle after his weekend visit to NC State.

CB/WR Terry Shankle (6-0, 180 pounds, 4.45 in the 40) is a player that NC State has steadily made progress with over the past several months. After hosting the South Stanly (Norwood, NC) standout for the spring game earlier this year, the Pack was able to get Shankle back on campus Saturday. The three-star CB took in the Wolfpack’s practice and then spent some time with several of the players and coaches before taking a tour of the campus. Pack Pride talked with Shankle about his trip.

“My visit went good,” he said. “This was actually the first time I had been to State in a while. The last time I came up was for the spring game.

“But I got a chance to tour around the campus and look at the dorm rooms. I was able to watch the guys at practice and then talk to the coaches and players. I got a good vibe with the players. I was with Terrell Manning and we were just hanging out and talking. He was telling me how it is to transition from high school to college. The visit definitely affected me.”

With scholarship offers on the table from the likes of NC State, UNC, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Alabama among others, Shankle has five schools at the top of his list with two bitter rivals battling it out for the top spot.

“Right now my top schools would be UNC, NC State, Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee,” said Shankle. “But I would say that Carolina and State are probably ahead at this point.”

Early on it appeared Shankle may wait much later in the recruiting year before making a decision. Now it appears that a decision could potentially come a bit sooner.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do right now. It may be during the season, I’m just sure right now.”

As a junior Shankle hauled in 49 passes for 957 yards and 12 touchdowns. On defense he collected 15 interceptions and returned four of those for scores. He also returned three punts for touchdowns.

Shankle is rated as the 31 CB in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 11 player in North Carolina by Pack Pride.com.

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