And when it came to trimming it down even further, two programs standing out tall to those who play and follow Lufkin are, you guessed it, "LSU and Texas A&M."
"I already gave LSU an unofficial visit," Shankle said, "And, I'll visit A&M unofficially this coming weekend."
Many have the Lufkin Duo headed east, but the 3-star athlete makes it sound like he might just as easily head southwest when it's all said and done.
Is it all just drama?
One thing is clear, if Coach Fran and Gang don't knock it out of the park this weekend, the drama ends here.