Justin Shanks Commits To Florida State Seminoles

Justin Shanks, a defensive tackle from Prattville High School in Prattville, Alabama has committed to the Florida State Seminoles. Shanks picked Florida State over Tennessee and Auburn. Shanks was one of the top defensive tackles on Florida State's board. He recently attended a camp at Florida State, and has been looking to be all Nole since.

Shanks is a 6'3" and 306 pounds grown man. He reportedly squats over 600 lbs and bench presses over 400 lbs. He's clearly a strong man, but he also shows good athleticism and good short area range. This is the third player from Alabama in this class. Along with 2012 DE Chris Casher and 2012 OL Alphonse Taylor, Florida State has done a fantastic job recruiting lineman from the state of Alabama. Florida State also seems to be in the top two for 5-star Alabama QB Jameis Winston, who looks to decide next week.

Shanks is further proof that Florida State is looking to move to a big SEC Defense. Shanks as mentioned above is already over 300 lbs. He had 50 tackles, six sacks, and two forced fumbles in his junior year. Check out film after the jump.

Justin Shanks
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 306 lbs 
24/7  #18 Defensive Tackle
Scout  #10 Defensive Tackle
Rivals  #9 Defensive Tackle
ESPN #10 Defensive Tackle
High School: Prattville (Prattville, AL)


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FSU's Commitments as of July 14th:

2012 Recruiting Board

2012 COMMITS

Mario Edwards, Jr.
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'4" | Wt: 280 lbs
24/7  #1 Strong-Side Defensive End
Scout  #2 Defensive End
Rivals  #1 Strong-Side Defensive End
ESPN #1 DE
High School: Ryan (Denton, TX)

Dante Fowler, Jr.
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 240 lbs 
24/7  #5 Weak-Side Defensive End
Scout  #6 Defensive End
Rivals  #1 Weak-Side Defensive End
ESPN DE #9
High School: Lakewood (St. Petersburg, FL)

Chris Casher
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'4" | Wt: 240 lbs 
24/7  #7 Weak-Side Defensive End
Scout  #15 Defensive End
Rivals  #7 Weak-Side Defensive End
ESPN #3 DE
High School: Faith Academy (Mobile, AL)

Delmarick "Mario" Pender
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'0" | Wt: 200 lbs 
24/7  #16 Running Back
Scout  #11 Running Back
Rivals  #4 Running Back
ESPN #5 RB
High School: Island Coast (Cape Coral, FL)

PJ Williams
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'1" | Wt: 175 lbs 
24/7  #8 Safety (but can play cornerback)
Scout  #8 Safety (but can play cornerback)
Rivals
ESPN #6 S
High School: Vanguard (Ocala, FL)

Ukeme "Markuss" Eligwe
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 215 lbs 
24/7  
Scout  #16 Outside Linebacker
Rivals  #3 Linebacker
ESPN #3 ILB
High School: Stone Mountain (Stone Mountain, GA)

Dalvon Stuckey
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 300 lbs 
24/7  #21 Defensive Tackle
Scout  #15 Defensive Tackle
Rivals
ESPN #23 DT
High School: Walton (De Funiak Springs, FL)

Marvin Bracy
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 5'9" | Wt: 173 lbs 
24/7  #32 Receiver
Scout  #26 Receiver
Rivals  #38 Receiver
ESPN #14 Athlete 
High School: Boone (Orlando, FL)

Christo Kourtzidis
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'4.5" | Wt: 240 lbs 
24/7  #5 TE
Scout #7 TE
Rivals #8 TE
ESPN #24 TE
High School:Lutheran (Orange, CA)

Alphonse Taylor
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'6" | Wt: 340 lbs 
24/7  Offensive Tackle
Scout  #22 Offensive Tackle
Rivals N/A
ESPN #21 OT
High School: W P Davidson (Mobile, AL)

Sean Maguire
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'2.5" | Wt: 200 lbs 
24/7  
Scout NR
Rivals NR
ESPN  QB #12
High School: Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ)

James "T.J." Hamilton
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'4" | Wt: 335 lbs 
Will play defensive tackle
24/7 
Scout#27 OG
Rivals #13 OG
ESPN N/A
High School: Olympia (Orlando, FL)

Roberto Aguayo
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'0" | Wt: 190 lbs 
24/7  Kicker/Punter
Scout
Rivals
ESPN #3 K
High School: South Lake (Groveland, FL)

Cason Beatty
Commitment Story w/ Video & Scouting Report
Ht: 6'4" | Wt: 215 lbs  ;
Chris Sail Kicking: #1 punter in the country
24/7
Scout
Rivals
ESPN
High School:Olympic (Charlotte, NC)

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