Shankle now an Aggie

Shankle now an Aggie

Lufkin wide receiver E.J. Shankle was once committed to Texas Tech. Recently he backed off his commitment to the Red Raiders and another in-state school is reaping the benefits.

Lufkin, Texas wide receiver E.J. Shankle has had a hard time with the recruiting process so far. After being committed to Texas Tech he decided to re-open his recruitment and it paid off for another in-state school.

"I committed to Texas A&M on my visit this weekend," Shankle said. "I really had a great time on my visit and I knew when I was there that I was probably going to commit, but wanted to come home and talk to my family first."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Shankle is ranked as the nation's No. 44 wide receiver by Scout.com.

"When I got home I talked to my mom and then I called the coaches and told them and they were real happy. I will not be taking any other visits, I am a firm commitment."

Shankle could see playing time early in his career as an Aggie.

"They run a lot of the same things that my high school runs. I am going to be playing slot receiver and involved in the option some. I will do a lot of motion in the backfield, but they told me to come in ready to play next year."

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