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Once committed to UT, linebacker goes with Rebels

Austin High’s D.T. Shackelford had a change of heart, then a change of colleges.

The Black Bears linebacker has committed to Ole Miss, Austin coach David Norwood confirmed Saturday nigh

Shackelford previously had been committed to Tennessee.

“It was the place he felt the most comfortable,” Norwood said of Ole Miss.

Shackelford also had Auburn among his three finalists. He was not available for comment Saturday because he was out of town on a church-related trip.

Shackelford is the state’s highest-rated player to commit to an out-of-state school. He is rated as the state’s 10th-best prospect by Rivals.com.

Shackelford has long been in the radar of Houston Nutt, who just completed his first year at Ole Miss after 10 years at Arkansas.

al.com
2/1/09