Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Darrius McMullin officially slips off the Vanderbilt commitment list

Late last week, the Tennessean's Mo Patton reported that DT Darrius McMullin didn't qualify academically for Vanderbilt. And I imagine the reason he remained on our list of commitments for so long was because he most certainly qualified athletically.

Athletic defensive tackles are gold, and McMullin also had offers from Kentucky, Florida and Ole Miss.

Anyway, McMullin is still listed as a Vanderbilt verbal commitment on ESPN's site, but he just fell off the rivals.com list.

Easy come, easy go.

McMullin committed in June with a soft verbal, and he would have been a big addition to our recruiting class. We've got a Parade All-American quarterback, a nice stable of running backs (that will get even nicer if Wesley Tate signs with us tomorrow), a tall receiver who can play right away, a highly regarded prospect and a couple of interesting projects at offensive line, another athletic tight end, some tall defensive ends, a hard-nosed linebacker and a whole stable of speedy and/or hard-hitting defensive backs.

In other words, everything but a defensive lineman.

But don't forget that we've got three good ones returning and five of them who'll be redshirt freshmen next season.

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