The Commodores continue to mine the nation for unheralded prospects eager to play their college football in Nashville and their efforts continue to pay off as Texas native Dorian Gates has announced his commitment to Clark Lea’s Vanderbilt program.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Klein Oak High School standout does not currently have a 247Sports Composite Rankings but he is rated as a three-star by 247Sports and the No. 49 weakside defensive end in the country for the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Considering 247Sports has an early read on Gates before the other recruiting services, it’s safe to assume Vanderbilt General Manager Barton Simmons, the former director of recruiting for 247Sports, knows exactly what the Commodores are getting in their latest commit.

The Spring, Texas native commits to Vandy over scholarship offers from Toledo, Tulane and UTSA.

Following this news, the Commodores have seven commitments for the 2022 recruiting cycle.

To get an idea of what Vanderbilt is getting in Gates, check out his junior season highlight reel with Klein Oak High School: