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Title: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 06:31:06 am
Kevin Procter ‏@KProcterTN 11h11 hours ago

Check out this interactive graphic on the #Vandy football signees http://tnne.ws/1UP3kJa 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaacYoGUcAAkZgX.jpg)
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 06:31:50 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 10h10 hours ago

For the 5th straight year, Vandy adds an #ESPN300 commit.

@VandyFootball's 2016 Class: http://bit.ly/1KtwtsU 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaazOerUAAAOT_L.jpg)
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 01:13:37 pm
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks Feb 4

5 #Vandy signees who could make the biggest impact in 2016. http://tnne.ws/1SvshvS 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaYv-muWwAARSzW.jpg)

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Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said he could see as many as half of his 20 signees play as true freshmen in 2016.

Some can fill a position of need. Some can add immediate depth. And a few might simply be an upgrade over returning players from last seasonís 4-8 Commodores squad.

Joejuan Williams (CB): The four-star cornerback from Father Ryan is Vanderbiltís highest-rated signee (maybe ever). He has very good size (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) and happens to play Masonís favorite position...

Zaire Jones (S)...
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2016, 12:18:58 pm
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 1h1 hour ago

Recapping Vanderbilt's national signing day http://es.pn/1QbPFYy

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Mason had to secure some solid offensive playmakers in this third recruiting class. His defense made tremendous strides with him taking it over in 2015, but the offense was incredibly sluggish, thanks in large part to poor quarterback play. But Vandy didn't have many true receiving threats about whom defenses had to worry...

Mason was able to sign three receivers and a tight end, but it's tough to know right now if any can contribute immediately or if any can develop into top-flight players. Receiver Donaven Tennyson is a little on the smaller side, but he's a speedster. Still, he ranked as the No. 106 receiver by ESPN, which is the highest of Vandy's three receiver signees...

Biggest remaining question mark: With Vandy losing just two starting offensive linemen, including senior center Spencer Pulley, you'd think that the Dores might be OK here, but Vandy needed to bolster its depth with some help from this class.

Many of the underclassmen were choosing to come back.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2016, 10:18:18 am
Commodoresí only 2017 commit, three-star running back Lamont Atkins from Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.) High School, announced his de-commitment (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-loses-2017-rb-commitment)

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Atkins was rated as the No. 19 all-purpose back in the Class of 2017 and the No. 23 player in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 10:29:32 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743940507404013568
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 05:52:39 pm
Three-star outside linebacker Colin Anderson committed to Vanderbilt

Number 70 ILB in our nation (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-secures-second-commitment-of-2017-class)

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Anderson also carried offers from California and Tennessee.

He joins three-star quarterback Jacob Free as the only two committed members of the Commodoresí Class o' '17.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2016, 09:36:09 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745783988409798656

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Vanderbilt began the week with no commitments for the Class of 2017. After a few days of camps on campus, the Commodores now have three commitments.

The latest came Wednesday evening when two-star offensive lineman Grant Miller committed...

Miller grew up in Nashville where his father Fred Miller played for the Tennessee Titans. He later moved to Florida. Miller also had offers from Mississippi State, USC and Baylor among many other schools.

Miller is rated as the No. 162  offensive tackle in the country
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 04:49:05 pm
On June 16, Vanderbilt was without a commitment for its 2017 recruiting class

Less than a week later, Derek Mason now has five players verbally committed to the Commodores

Mason landed a pair of three-star prospects on Thursday in offensive lineman Bryce Bailey and athlete McLane Mannix (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-adds-a-pair-of-commitments)

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Bailey had offers from Syracuse, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa State, among others.

Mannix had FBS offers from Air Force and Army.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2016, 06:26:13 pm
 Vandy247 ‏@Vanderbilt247 6h6 hours ago

Vanderbilt currently has 8 verbal commitments  http://vanderbilt.247sports.com/Season/2017-Football/Commits Ö via @247Sports

3-star prospects Dayo Odeyingo, Tae Daley, and Jalen Pinkney all committed on Friday.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2016, 01:39:47 pm
 Adam Sparks Retweeted
https://twitter.com/adamsparks18/status/747243102092464128


Drew Champlin
‏@DrewChamplin

Drew Champlin Retweeted Adam Sparks

Now this recruit should go to Vanderbilt so @AdamSparks can write about him

Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 16h16 hours ago

@RepublicanDore @AdamSparks I went ahead and predicted him to Vandy on the 247Sports crystal ball, just because
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2016, 10:39:36 pm
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/747591690479869952

Dan Wolken Verified account
‏@DanWolken

That's gonna be awkward when @AdamSparks is covering Adam Sparks

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Louisiana high school cornerback Adam Sparks committed to Vanderbilt via Twitter on Monday.

Sparks, a 6-foot, 175-pounder from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, La., is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout. He also had offers from MTSU, Tulane, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe and SMU, among others.

On Monday, Sparks posted on Twitter: ďI appreciate all the love and support Iíve been shown throughout this process. After prayer and discussion with my family, Iíve decided to officially drop my anchor at Vanderbilt University!Ē

Sparks continues a recruiting flurry for the Commodores, who have landed nine commitments over the past 10 days for their 2017 signing class.

Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 08:14:17 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 12h12 hours ago

I'll be cutting out all the clips with his name in headline and mailing them to my parents.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/666614672557105152/iKqZdte9_400x400.jpg)

https://twitter.com/adamsparks18/status/747570994517151745
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 09:55:29 am
Vandy got a verbal from '17 3-star CB Randall Haynie from Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 07:35:46 pm
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/751480158188630020

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Vanderbilt football has restructured its recruiting and player personnel department, which will be led by former Brentwood High quarterback Austen Everson.

The department will follow more of an NFL model of draft evaluation, with staffers dividing up short-term and long-term recruiting targets.

ďThis will be an innovative approach that is tailored to help us attract the very best to Vanderbilt," coach Derek Mason said in a news release. "We will better focus on all areas of the recruiting process ó early evaluation, fit, strong relationships and character ó to make sure we maximize all of our 85 scholarships."

Mason said the addition of Everson completed his vision for the Commodores' expansive approach to recruiting and roster evaluation.

ďAusten is a huge get for Vanderbilt University. He has roots in the area, knows the region extremely well, was a leader and winner on the field, and was very successful during his time with the University of Nebraska," Mason said.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 07:29:15 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 15h15 hours ago Florida, USA

Mason on Vandy recruiting -- "It's not about stars, it's about functionality in our system"
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 11:42:33 am
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/752730427278839809

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Bailey McElwain, a fullback and linebacker from Hewitt-Trussville in suburban Birmingham who graduated this year, has flipped his commitment from Stanford to Vanderbilt and will be a Commodore this fall for Derek Mason

McElwain committed to Stanford last summer, but didn't sign with the Cardinal on National Signing Day. He later took an official visit to Vanderbilt in February.

McElwain will enroll at Vanderbilt this summer and be a Commodore this fall. McElwain was a three-star recruit in the class of 2016 and the nation's No. 3 fullback.

Josh Floyd is the Head Football Coach at Hewitt-Trussville
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2016, 08:11:05 pm
3-star linebacker Dimitri Moore, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound standout at Cedar Hill gives the Commodores their 12th verbal commitment for 2017. He is the highest-rated player in that group (maybe ever) (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-picks-up-big-commitment-from-texas-lb-recruit)

https://twitter.com/DimitriMoore7/status/791781860774862848
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 04:01:08 pm
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/809495437069680641


https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/809847479357292544

You can make this stuff up
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2016, 11:28:07 pm
'17 Utah OT Cole Clemens gave a verbal to Vandy
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2016, 08:18:54 am
Vanderbilt lands commitment from four-star 2018 QB Allan Walters (http://www.anchorofgold.com/2016/12/16/13989544/vanderbilt-lands-commitment-from-four-star-2018-qb-allan-walters)

https://twitter.com/awalters_jr/status/809869003149688833
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2016, 01:08:56 pm
6-8 '17 .8054 Lawrenceville Mountain View OT Jon Stewart gave a verbal to Vandy
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2016, 10:08:58 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/814886054209712130

They're gonna be all right
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2017, 11:16:19 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819945746942361601

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Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason nixed rumors this week that heís leaving the Commodores for California. Instead, Mason is committed to filling out his 2017 recruiting class and filling several needs as National Signing Day rapidly approaches on Feb. 1.

The Cal job opened with the firing of Sonny Dykes. As reports popped about his interest, Mason put them to rest. [Seriously?]

Vanderbilt held tight at No. 64 this week, trailing No. 63 Colorado State in 247Sportsí composite ratings. That ranks the Commodores ahead of Bill Snyderís Kansas State program at No. 65 and No. 66 Houston led by Major Applewhite ó

Here are the top commits.

    Jacob Free, PRO
    Bryce Bailey, OT
    Dimitri Moore, OLB
    Randall Haynie, CB
    Dayo Odeyingbo, SDE

Mason lost just one commit to date, Adam Sparks. The cornerback dropped his commitment to Vanderbilt on Dec. 16, only to flip to Missouri 10 days later.

Georgetown (Texas) High School wide receiver Beau Corrales will visit Nashville on Jan. 20.

Geography of the Commodoresí 2017 recruiting class

    Florida (3)
    Georgia (3)
    Texas (3)
    Alabama (2)
    Indiana
    Minnesota
    Utah
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2017, 01:54:25 pm
Stone Edwards, a defensive end and 3-star, announced his commitment to the Commodores Sunday over Buffalo, The Citadel and, of course, Marshall (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-commitment-stone-edwards)

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Edwards, the No. 26 strong side defensive end in the nation, is the 15th member of Vanderbiltís 60th-ranked class of 2017. Heís behind only 3-star quarterback Jacob Free as the Commodores second highest rated recruit.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2017, 07:01:47 am
3-star '17 Kahului ILB Feleti Afemui gave a verbal to Vandy
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:39:04 am
Allan George, a 2017 cornerback out of Andalusia announced his commitment to Vanderbilt. George had been committed to Richmond Spiders. (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/vanderbilt-recruiting-2017-allan-george)

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George is unranked.

Commodores now have 17 signees/commits for the 2017 class.

2017 class ranks 60th in the country.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 07:19:41 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826234095759917056
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 02:18:48 pm
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/826871346034524160
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 06:35:00 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827094846108221440
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2017, 11:11:56 am
https://twitter.com/Tennessean/status/827169955355488258

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We can sit here and come up with plenty of reasons Vanderbiltís 2017 football recruiting class should not be considered a disappointment.

Evaluating a football class on signing day is like writing a game story off starting lineup introductions, for one thing. This is about what a kid does after he arrives on campus, not how many ďstarsĒ he is assigned by recruiting experts (5-star heart).

...Vanderbilt, specifically, is a 2017 disappointment.

Rankings arenít perfect, but they arenít irrelevant either. Itís possible the latest No. 1 class for Alabama will flop at every turn, and itís possible Vandyís class ó last in the SEC and No. 62 nationally per 247Sports.com composite rankings ó will churn out a string of All-Americans who deliver championships and evidence of Derek Masonís otherworldly evaluation skills.

I wouldnít bet on either. If this is the kind of class Mason brings in after a stirring November surge to get Vandy to a bowl game, chances are that future bowl games will require future November surges.

Commodores are not bringing in the players to get past that. Per some recruiting analysts I spoke with this week, people Iíve known for many years, the industry buzzword for Vanderbilt recruiting right now would be: Huh?
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2017, 07:49:31 pm
'18 Fort Lauderdale American Heritage .8429-rated WR Miles Jones gave a verbal to Vandy.

Listed at 5-9.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2017, 03:51:35 pm
Daniel Dawkins, a 3-star center from Hightstown, N.J., announced his commitment to the Commodores on Thursday. Dawkins is rated as the No. 6 center for the Class of 2018 and the No. 12 overall player in New Jersey (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/talented-new-jersey-center-daniel-dawkins-commits-vanderbilt)

https://twitter.com/Dandawkins_59/status/847488579336937472
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2017, 06:57:36 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867220444457443328

4-star linebacker from Rockwall is a huge get for the Dores, and perhaps the biggest recruiting win of Masonís time in Nashville. He is ranked as the 178th-best player in the country and selected Vanderbilt over offers from Oklahoma and Texas, among others.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2017, 08:50:22 am
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/867790662451834882
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 06:50:02 am
West Forsyth 6-5 3-star TE Ben Bresnahan gave a verbal to Vandy

Derek Mason Retweeted
https://twitter.com/benbresnahan/status/875153780408561666
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 08:19:55 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/875591098894135296
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 02:25:23 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/875790260235624448
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2017, 08:03:59 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/875830774825721856
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2017, 12:42:53 pm
'18 Louisville St. X OG Wyatt Smock gave a verbal to Vandy.

.8444-rated interior offensive linemen is the #5 '18 player in KY and reportedly had an offer from Arkansas
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2017, 10:32:18 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/877896918566748160
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 06:48:31 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/878601877306454017

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Commodores added another talented defensive back to their 2018 haul as Virginia safety DaShaun Jerkins committed.

Jerkins, the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia, is listed as a 5-1 [sic] safety out of Woodbridge Va., and is a 3-star recruit.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2017, 12:39:51 pm
https://twitter.com/Kreager/status/879139603994824704

 Adam Sparks‏ @AdamSparks 3h3 hours ago

Back from vacation. Did anything happen with @VandyFootball recruiting while I was gone? :)
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2017, 10:54:01 am
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/880451834883821572

Could Maxwell Worship be the1 for Vandy?

Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2017, 09:14:09 am
https://twitter.com/KProcterTN/status/881491800124469250
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 10:28:17 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/884132437252608000

.8388-rated 5-10 tailback from Winter Haven Senior.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2017, 09:31:28 pm
'18 Chattanooga Baylor School 4-star S, Brendon Harris gave a verbal to VU.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2017, 08:39:42 pm
 Adam Sparks‏ @AdamSparks
2h2 hours ago

This is Derek Mason's 'best class' of signees. And rest assured, some will play early. http://tnne.ws/2BIe21P
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRiAbtKW4AIm2IA.jpg)

 Adam Sparks‏ @AdamSparks
26m26 minutes ago

Adam Sparks Retweeted Vanderbilt Football

And Vandy adds a late late signee on day one

 Vanderbilt Football‏Verified account @VandyFootball

Tyler Steen is OFFICIALLY IN... Welcome to Commodore Nation!

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If Vanderbilt is in a bowl game a year from now, some of the new signees from Wednesday will have something to do with it.

Coming off a 5-7 season, the Commodores must replace three of their top wide receivers, two starting defensive linemen, two starting inside linebackers, four key defensive backs, a kicker and punter among other positions.

This class undoubtedly will have a hand in that rebuild, and coach Derek Mason knows it. Mason isnít blowing smoke about the relative talent in this class. With 17 signees so far, Vanderbilt's class is ranked 33rd nationally and 10th in the SEC
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2018, 06:01:15 pm
'18 Los Angeles Valley College OLB Tyree Thompson reportedly gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2018, 05:58:47 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

3-star ATH Miles Jones de-commits from Vanderbilt, commits to Nebraska
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/953450689203724288/kgeMqWdp?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/953450687836323840)
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2018, 08:29:53 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Vanderbilt loses commit Tyree Thompson to Chip Kelly, UCLA
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/959975635371352064/dKU2kZvq?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/959975629381885953)

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JUCO linebacker Tyree Thompson flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to UCLA...

Thompsonís defection leaves Vanderbilt with just one unsigned commitment in 3-star cornerback Rayshad Williams. Thompson is out of Van Nuys, Calif.

Prior to Thompsonís de-commitment, Vanderbilt had the No. 38 ranked class in the country which leaves them No. 12 in the SEC.

Vanderbilt has only one linebacker in the class in Alston Orji, though Orji is the Commodoresí highest rated member of the 2018 class and is a 4-star linebacker.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2018, 06:56:42 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Vanderbilt flips UConn defensive end commit Lorenza Surgers
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/960577783532609536/cwAxPeKA?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/960577781540278273)

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Surgersí commitment to the Huskies didnít last long, as he had only been committed to them since Jan. 21.

Surgers, a native of Cary, N.C., is a towering figure at 6-foot-7, 225 pounds. However, he appears to be a late-blossoming recruit as he was not rated.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2018, 05:54:11 am
.84-rated '18 Andalusia WR BJ Anderson gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: Vandy Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2018, 06:15:57 am
Why Derek Mason's 5th class is his best
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/961392206354501632/6ZQ6kiSU?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Tennessean/status/961392198456696832)