Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason announced Friday that he has introduced a new department to his coaching staff in hopes of improving the Commodores’ recruiting efforts in the coming years, per the school’s official athletic site.

Led by former Nebraska administrator Austen Everson — who now assumes the Director of Player Personnel role — the five-member team includes Eric Lammers (Director of Recruiting), Corey Phillips and Donielle White (Assistant Recruiting Coordinators), and Andrea Poole Cain (Director of Recruiting Relations).

“I couldn’t be more excited to have these talented individuals joining our program,” Mason said. “They’re my ‘Dream Team’ because each brings tremendous abilities, energy and enthusiasm to Vanderbilt University. They are going to help us strengthen our roster by attracting Vanderbilt Men to West End.

“This will be an innovative approach that is tailored to help us attract the very best to Vanderbilt. Going forward, we will better focus on all areas of the recruiting process – early evaluation, fit, strong relationships and character – to make sure we maximize all of our 85 scholarships,” Mason added.

Vanderbilt’s 2016 recruiting class finished No. 54 nationally and last in the SEC, according to 247Sports. The ‘Dores currently boast 10 commitments for the ’17 class, which sits at No. 55 overall and 13th in the conference.