The Franklin effect is doing some real damage to the Vanderbilt signing class of 2014.
With Michael Sawyers, Amani Oruwariye and Brendan Brosnan all jettisoning within the last 24 hours, the Commodores’ class is now down to 10 commitments–with current commits Jesse Burkett and Trent Sheffield admitting that they are seriously looking around. This class could easily go down to eight within the next few days, amazing considering it was a healthy group of 20 just a few days ago, prior to coach James Franklin leaving for Penn State. Some entities ranked it a top 25 recruiting class, something that was unheard of at Vanderbilt before Franklin came along.
In other news, Jashon Robertson–who decommitted from Vandy a few days ago–is now on board with rival Tennessee. The Vols somehow made room for him and are now up to 34 commitments. Robertson is a three-star offensive guard out of Nashville, and like many of the Vandy recruits, he had picked up a Penn State offer from Franklin after the coach departed. Also, as previously reported on Saturday Down South, Brosnan became the third former Vandy recruit to go to Penn State when he made the pledge on Wednesday.