Vanderbilt picked up a big commitment this weekend to bolster their offensive line. Offensive tackle Cole Clemens from South Jordan, Utah announced he will be going to play for Derek Mason earlier today.
Honored and excited to announce I have committed to play football at Vanderbilt University! Anchor Down!⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WJLkuUoL3f
— Cole Clemens (@ColeClemens) December 17, 2016
Clemens also had offers from BYU, Utah, Virginia and some other smaller programs before picking the Commodores. At 6’5, 285 pounds Clemens is a big guy who who could be a handful up front. According to Rivals he was the #2 ranked offensive lineman in Utah and is the #20 OT in the West.
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason hasn’t made a big splash in recruiting despite an uptick in success on the field this year. He has quietly received commitments from several three star prospects such as LB Nico Bolden, LB Dimitri Moore, DB Randall Haynie, DE Jalen Pinkney, S Tae Daley, OT Bryce Bailey, WR James Bostic QB Jacob Free and Athlete Dayo Odeyingbo. Those rankings are subjective and had Alabama landed any of those guys they would be bumped up to at least four stars.
The Commodores are thought to be the favorites to land three star LB Feleti Afemui from Kahului, HI but he has yet to commit. Mason visited with Afemui earlier this month.
A commitment is nice to have but it’s basically worthless until the prospect signs his National Letter of Intent in February.