Three-star cornerback Shawn Shamburger (Colquitt County High School / Moultrie, Ga.) had already thought highly of the University of Tennessee, but had never made the trip to Knoxville prior to the Volunteers’ game with Tennessee Tech this past Saturday.

It didn’t take long for him to fall in love with the atmosphere at Neyland Stadium and the aura around campus. He committed yesterday during his first official visit not even a week after he was offered.

“I’d never been up there until today, but I only heard good things about them,” said Shamburger, per 247Sports. “My coach, he told me nothing but great things about it. And then, when I came up here, I was overwhelmed and I loved it. I really did.

“That’s what kind of pushed me to commit, and then just my relationship with the coaches. They love me.”

Shamburger (5-foot-11, 188 pounds) comes in as the No. 167 player at his position for the 2017 recruiting class and is a top 200 prospect in the state of Georgia. He picked the Vols over Ole Miss and Auburn, among others.

“When I first walked into the stadium, oh, my God,” Shamburger said. “I mean, you just sit down there and look around. You’re looking at orange everywhere. It was just amazing.

“It was their homecoming game, and it wasn’t even sold out, but it was a lot of people there. I mean, it was probably 80,000 people there, and it wasn’t even sold out. So imagine playing in front of 100,000 people. It’s amazing.”

Tennessee now has 27 hard commits for the 2017 class, which ranks No. 9 nationally and No. 4 in the SEC.

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