OK, so Vandy's in his Top 10 — or maybe it's his Top 20. But Michael Dyer of Little Rock, Ark., considered by ESPN to be the top high school prospect at running back, has Vanderbilt on his list of schools. Rivals says he's leaning toward Ole Miss or Auburn, but Dyer's clearly one of those kids who can wait around until signing day to choose a school without fear of losing his scholarship offers. He's a big-time workhorse, every-down SEC back, and he's the kind of player who's never signed with Vanderbilt. (Not to jinx things.)
Another player who's popped up on the recruiting radar is Ego (at least he has self-confidence) Ferguson, another 5-star guy and Rivals No. 3 rated DE. He puts Vandy in his Top 21. He's being recruited by Ron Powlus at Notre Dame, who'll perhaps promise Ego he can win four Heismans if he makes his home in South Bend.
Other top recruits still considering the Dores, at least officially, are James Stones, the hulking offensive tackle from Nashville, and Carlos Thompson, the 6-6 defensive end from Mississippi who runs a 4.6 and sounds like a nice replacement for Broderick Stewart.