Published December 21, 2013 - 9:00amNEW: Follow on facebook -
While the rest of the SEC was abuzz with junior college signings this week, Vanderbilt’s camp was silent.
The Commodores were one of only two SEC schools (the other being LSU) to go without a junior college transfer this week. The coaching staff, and school in general, prefers to bring in the high school kids and coach them up for a longer duration than JUCO players can hang around. There hasn’t been a whole lot of activity, as far as commitments, since Amani Oruwariye and Kameron Uter came aboard in late October,
The best talent coming in is on the defensive side of the ball, particularly in the secondary.
Targets like WR Trevon Lee and LB Nyles Morgan are still possibilities, with Morgan being a national top 150 four-star prospect and Lee being a high-end three-star, but there’s a chance they may go elsewhere. Landing any of these targets would be a huge recruiting victory for Vandy–and either one would immediately become the program’s top overall recruit. Not surprisingly, the Commodores are battling fellow academic powers like Duke and Notre Dame and for that duo–but of course they can use the selling point of playing in the SEC every week.
EDITOR’S NOTE: All rankings referred to by Saturday Down South are based on the 247Sports.com composite ranking, which averages all services.