Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vanderbilt moves to East Coast and picks up 17th recruit

The Commodores just got their 17th commitment of the year, James Kittredge of New Jersey. After a long string of players from the South, especially Georgia, Vanderbilt has moved up the East Coast to get running back Myron Ross of Pennsylvania and now Kittredge.

He's a 6-foot-5, 260-pounder who's listed as a strongside defensive end by and a defensive tackle by Rivals and Scout each give him three stars and ESPN has him rated as a 76.

He had an offer from South Carolina, where his father played. Last month, tight end Davis Dudchock, who's father played for Auburn, snubbed the Tigers and chose Vandy.

Kittredge also had offers from West Virginia, Michigan State, Maryland, Pitt, Duke, Rutgers, NC State and Virginia.

Wow, 17 recruits. That's the size of the last class that signed in February.

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