Friday, July 24, 2009

Stars keep coming for latest batch of Vandy recruits

When we were last talking about stars, we told you that two Vandy recruits — OL Logan Stewart and DB Sharrod Golightly — had just picked up three stars apiece from Rivals. Well, add three more future Commodores to the list: RB Jerrell Priester, who got his less than a day after his verbal commitment; TE Davis Dudchock, whom many Vandy fans think is worthy of four stars; and DB Andre Hal.

That brings our three-star total to 12 out of 18 recruits. (The others include WR Chris Boyd, DL James Kittredge, WR Jonathan Krause, QB Nash Nance, OL Grant Ramsay, DE Thomas Ryan and DT Grant Woestmann.) DB Kenneth Ladler and WR Trent Pruitt have two stars, but four other guys haven't been rated yet: DB Karl Butler, DT Jared Morse, RB Myron Ross and OL Chase White.

At the least, expect Morse to pick up three stars, which he's already received from, known for being more conservative with its allocation of stars.

In last year's class, 13 of our 18 recruits picked up three stars from Rivals, but only five achieved that distinction from Scout.

But this season, Scout already has awarded eight three-star ratings to Vandy verbal commitments: Dudchock, Kittredge, Krause, Morse, Nance, Ramsay, Ryan and Woestmann.

In the current class, six linemen have three stars. That's more than we've had in the past decade combined.

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