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DT Justin Shanks picks FSU

Updated: July 27, 2011, 5:39 PM ET
By Dave Hooker
Every school had its appeal to four-star defensive tackle Justin Shanks. Florida State just had more and the 6-3, 295-pounder committed to the Seminoles on Wednesday.

"When I went down there to visit I just felt like it was home," he said. "It was a lot different. There's something special about that place."

Shanks had reason to consider other schools. Tennessee desperately needs top-notch defensive tackles, Auburn was just down the road from Prattville (Ala.) High School and Alabama was Shanks' favorite childhood team.

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