"I like U-Dub a lot," Shelton said. "The team is improving a lot and they're starting to win more. I think they'll turn it around and I can see them going far this year."
Shelton, ranked as the No. 26 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, still favors Washington slightly over Oregon, UCLA and California. He says all four have offered him and that the Huskies are recruiting him the hardest.
"U-Dub is always the first to call and keep in regular communication," he said.
Although he doesn't have any official visits scheduled yet, he says he's close to setting something up with UCLA. "I like the coaches and the weather there," he said about the Bruins. "I think I could play early there."
Shelton also hopes to take an official to Oregon. "I love the facilities," he said about the Ducks. "They're some of the best in the country. It's a nice place.
"I heard they scored like 72 points (against New Mexico)," he said. "That's crazy. I love their defense."
Although he says that Cal has offered him, Shelton says the Bears interest has waned of late. "I haven't been hearing a lot from them," he said. "I hope they start recruiting me more again. They were my first offer and that caught my attention."
Auburn Senior High School opened their 2010 season with a 28-14 victory over Kentridge High School on Sept. 3.
Shelton reports a 3.6 core GPA and 1260 SAT.