Vanderbilt beats out ACC schools for defensive line recruit out of Florida
Vanderbilt secured one of its top targets in the upcoming class on Wednesday.
Defensive lineman Bradley Mann, a 3-star prospect from the 2022 class, has committed to play for coach Clark Lea and the Commodores. He announced the news via Twitter.
Originally, Mann was committed to play for Pitt, but an unofficial visit to Vandy in mid-September was followed by an official de-commitment from Pitt’s class at the end of the month. It would seem the relationship with Lea’s staff has only grown since. He’s scheduled to take an official visit on Dec. 10. Mann chose Vanderbilt over Louisville, Virginia, and Pitt.
A 2-way player and a lacrosse guy for Bolles in Jacksonville, Florida, Mann brings a big frame to the Commodores’ defensive line. He’s listed at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds. His 247Sports scouting report, per Andrew Ivins, details a quick, rangy athlete that’ll play in a 3-technique or 4i at the college level. The 247 Composite rates him as the 89th defensive lineman in his class and the No. 607 prospect overall.
According to his MaxPreps page, Mann has 47 tackles, 14 TFLs, and 6 sacks as a senior for Bolles. He’s the 18th known commitment for the Commodores in the 2022 class. You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: