Good sign at Vandy as program earns back one of Franklin’s 2015 commits


Like any teenager dealing with a college coaching change, four-star cornerback Donovan Sheffield wanted to wait a see before just blindly jumping aboard with a new Vanderbilt coaching staff.

Sheffield decommitted from the Commodores back in January when former head coach James Franklin left for Penn State. He was clearly one of the most prized commitments Vandy had–in the 2014 or the 2015 class. But as of today, he is back on board with Vanderbilt. All is well. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound DB out of Nashville (Tenn.) had checked out Northwestern and received an offer from the Wildcats, and Ole Miss likes him too, but in the end he came back to his hometown SEC school. He had attended Vandy’s Feb. 22 junior day, so he was never completely out of the picture.

Sheffield is a very swift DB, and can change directions on a dime. He is a national top 250 prospect, the kind Vanderbilt used to never get.

Vandy now has two commitments on board for 2015–three-star RB Josh Crawford committed over the weekend.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.


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