Rebels land D.T. Shackelford!'s #26 rated strong side linebacker committed to Tennessee early in the recruiting process. He has decided to play the next four years in the SEC but it will be at one of the Vols rival schools.

"D.T. has decided that he is going to Ole Miss," stated Mrs. Shackelford while D.T. was at a church function "He just felt the most comfortable with the situation at Ole Miss. He really loves their coaches, and he fell in love with their campus when he came on his first visit. We came with him on his official visit (to Ole Miss), and it really is a great environment for you to have success in not only the classroom but on the football field. Ole Miss is really on an upswing, and they have a great academic program for their student athletes. We could not be anymore happy for our son. It is a great fit for our family and for Ole Miss."

The 6' 2", 235 pound Decatur (AL) native was a force on the field as a senior as he pulled in 90 tackles, 6 sacks, 20 tackles for losses, 3 passes defended, and 3 fumble recoveries. D.T. was named 1st Team All-State for all classifications by the Birmingham News and Post, as well as 1st Team All-State for Class 6A.

The Alabama/Mississippi All-Star selection collected 112 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles as a junior and was named Decatur Daily 1st Team All-Area team which includes all of the schools in the 4A-6A calcifications.

D.T. Shackelford selected Ole Miss over Tennessee and Auburn. He was offered by Ole Miss, LSU, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Auburn, Vandy, Kentucky, and Louisville.

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