Every great program had to start somewhere. Vanderbilt hopes that somewhere could be the 2016 recruiting class.

But 247 Sports projects that the Commodores will probably have to wait at least another year for that big impactful class. Vanderbilt currently has the 13th-ranked 2016 class in the SEC. The Commodores are ahead of only Missouri.

On a more positive note, though, 247 Sports ranks Vanderbilt’s class the 48th-best in the nation.

As with most years, the Commodores have mostly three-star commits. Coach Derek Mason did land one four-star recruit, but 16 of the other 17 players are three-star commits.

The lone four-star recruit is CB Joejuan Williams. He is one of many skill position players in Vanderbilt’s class. The Commodores have three wide receivers, three cornerbacks, two safeties, one quarterback and one running back committed to make up 10 of their 18 recruits.

Vanderbilt also has three commits on the offensive line, including three-star center Sean Auwae from Hawaii, who is the fifth-highest ranked player at his position.

ASSESSING VANDERBILT’S 2016 CLASS

Current commits or enrollees: 18 (avg. star 3.0)
Remaining primary targets: DE Kelvin Lucky, DT Josiah Se’o, OLB Kenny Hebert
National/SEC rank: 48/13

NOTABLE COMMITS

NAT RANKPLAYERSTARPOSITIONHEIGHTWEIGHT
211Joejuan Williams4CB6-2195
520Sean Auwae3C6-4285
527Zaire Jones3S6-1190
563Deuce Wallace3QB6-2200
650Devin Cochran3OT6-7305
927Jackson Winrow3WR6-2180
NAKalija Lipscomb3WR6-0185