"Justin is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Prattville High School," said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Justin possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection."
The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Shanks is currently rated as the #10 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Scout Eval: "Shanks is an interior defensive lineman who can contribute early in college. He is physically ready, he plays for a great high school program and he is very driven on the field. expect him to be a force in the middle at FSU. He'll not only be solid against the run, but he can help collapse the pocket up the middle versus the pass as well. " - Chad Simmons
(From left to right) U.S. Army Major Joel Jackson, U.S. Army Captain Jones, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Sean Cox, Justin Shanks, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Howell