We’re coming down the home stretch. Less than two weeks away from signing day, and a bunch of kids are visiting Vandy this weekend. Mostly verbal commitments, but a few prospects mixed in there.
If you’re one of those tortured souls monitoring recruiting web sites and trying to figure out exactly who’s visiting where when, well, bless your heart. You’ll never figure it out.
But we think these prospects are among those visiting this weekend:
• ATH Chris Moody
• WR Herb Waters
• OT Kevin McCoy
• LB Harding Harper
Really, though, we should prepare to be surprised. This time last year, Coach James Franklin had wrapped up only six recruits and was trying to close the deal on 15 more.
If you remember, he sewed up 10 verbal commitments in the two weeks before signing day and then grabbed five more commitments on signing day, stealing Lafonte Thourogood from Virginia Tech and Barron Dixon from Mississippi State.
Right now, he’s got 20 commitments and despite all the rumors appears to have most of them locked up.
Josh Dawson’s visit this weekend is huge. He’s been verbally committed since June but was visiting Georgia and Todd Grantham last weekend. Yes, the battle continues between Franklin and Grantham.
Meanwhile, big 4-star receiver Andre McDonald has decommitted, recommitted and is now visiting UCLA this weekend instead of us, though he did visit us in September.
Like I said, prepare to be surprised.
And expect some names to pop up out of the blue on signing day. It appears we’re trying to lift Dy’Shawn Mobley, a sleeper running back, from Kentucky, to whom he’s been committed since November.
Oh, and Chaz Elder, who recently committed to South Carolina, has been Tweeting lately about how cool Franklin is. I mean, an SEC head coach who listens to Tupac in his office? What, Steve Spurrier doesn’t do that?
Anyway, it’ll be interesting to say the least.