Friday, January 16, 2009

Vanderbilt's got a shot at four more good football recruits

On his way out of town to go skiing in Vermont, Doug James over at VSL left a nice post about Vanderbilt football recruiting.

He says that all 14 of Vanderbilt's recruits will be on campus this weekend along with some of the guys who have yet to make a decision. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we know all about what recruits do on a weekend visit to, say, "The U." Wild.

Wonder what they do at Vanderbilt? Let Magic, the No. 1 chef in college athletics, cook them a big meal and then let them take turns holding the Music City Bowl championship trophy and the big trophy the Commodores recently won for academic excellence?

James also says he's hearing that Thad McHaney has decommitted to Ole Miss and is headed to Vanderbilt. That would be big news: McHaney is a 6-5, 240-pound tight end who could wind up on the D-Line.

Here's some info on McHaney, from

• Brentwood, Tenn.
• Tight end, 3 stars from
• 6-5, 240
• Offers from: Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, South Caroina, Tennessee, UCLA, others

Among the non-committed types who'll be on campus:

• Shreveport, La.
• Cornerback, 3 stars from
• 5-11, 178
• 4.4 40 (3.8 GPA)
• Offers from: Nebraska, Stanford, TCU, Northwestern, others

• Shreveport, La.
• Athlete, 2 stars from
• 5-10, 185
• 4.5 40
• Offers from: Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, TCU, others

• Hendersonville, Tenn.
• Running back, 3 stars from
• 6-2, 205
• 4.5 40
• Offers from: Georgia Tech, Purdue, Stanford, others

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