Friday, January 30, 2009

Commodores five days away from signing day

A day ago, the top guy still considering Vanderbilt, at least according to ESPN's ratings, was Justin Jones, a 6-7 tight end from Florida. Jones has since verbally committed to East Carolina.

To me, the ratings seem more in line with scouts from the big universities. For example, our signee safety Jay Fullam gets two stars from rivals and chose us over Air Force, but ESPN's got him rated higher than these three-star guys we signed:

• Charlie Goro, Parade All-American, who chose us over Illinois.
• Warren Norman, who chose us over Georgia Tech
• Brady Brown, who chose us over Nebraska
• Thad McHaney, who chose us over Oklahoma and Tennessee
• Blake Southerland, who chose us over Maryland
• Trey Wilson, who chose us over TCU
• Eddie Foster, who chose us over Utah

Here are the 3-star guys (and one 4-star) still considering Vanderbilt:

• QB Barrett Bailey, Louisiana
• RB Wesley Tate, Tennessee
• RB Branden Oliver, Florida
• RB Jerrell Greene, Kentucky
• DE Michael Buchanan, Illinois (4 stars)
• DT Tyrone Dixon, Florida
• CB Jonathan Edwards, Alabama
• ATH LaQuan James, Virginia
• CB D'Andre Wood, Mississippi

Wish there were some receivers and O-linemen on that list.


Greg M said...

Jay Fullum is from my home town and high school. McCallie. He is a great athlete and a great kid.


Glad to hear it. By the way, you live in a great town; I've got family in the Chattanooga area and always enjoy visiting.