Signing Day

National Signing Day: 2017

Welcome to VUCommodores.com's 2017 National Signing Day live page - your home for the latest updates from Vanderbilt football's 2017 signing class.

Below, you can find our most updated list of signees, bios, highlights and links to social media and video coverage. Fans can also follow on Twitter for minute-by-minute updates from @CoachDerekMason, @VandyFootball, and @vucommodores.













Signees

2017 Newcomers

PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.HometownHighlights
Feleti Afemui LB 6-3 222 Kahului, HI (Maui H.S.) Highlights
Colin Anderson LB 6-2 212 Florence, AL (Brooks H.S.) Highlights
Bryce Bailey OL 6-5 305 Newburgh, IN (Castle H.S.) Highlights
James Bostic WR 6-3 205 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Cardinal Gibbons H.S.) Highlights
Jonah Buchanan DL 6-4 270 Honolulu, HI (Iolani H.S.) Highlights
Cole Clemens OL 6-6 305 South Jordan, UT (Bingham H.S.) Highlights
Tae Daley DB 6-0 185 Warner Robins, GA (Northside H.S.) Highlights
Brayden DeVault-Smith LB 6-3 208 Nashville, TN (Pearl-Cohn H.S.) Highlights
Stone Edwards DL 6-5 245 Hillsborough, NC (Orange H.S.) Highlights
Jacob Free QB 6-4 212 Brantley, AL (Brantley H.S.) Highlights
Allan George DB 6-1 182 Andalusia, AL (Andalusia H.S.) Highlights
Randall Haynie DB 6-0 180 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Cardinal Gibbons H.S.) Highlights
Grant Miller OL 6-4 260 Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.) Highlights
Dimitri Moore LB 6-3 208 Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill H.S.) Highlights
Dayo Odeyingbo DL 6-6 255 Irving, TX (Carrollton Ranchview H.S.) Highlights
Michael Owusu LB 6-5 210 Oxnard, CA (Oaks Christian H.S.) Highlights
Chris Pierce WR 6-4 208 Smithfield, VA (Smithfield H.S.) Highlights
Jalen Pinkney DL 6-4 230 Norcross, GA (Norcross H.S.) Highlights
Jonathan Stewart OL 6-8 305 Lawrenceville, GA (Mountain View H.S.) Highlights
Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB 5-10 210 Nashville, TN (Illinois/Pearl-Cohn H.S.) Highlights

Signee Bios

Meet The Players

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Feleti Afemui
Position: LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 222
Hometown: Kahului, HI
Last School: Maui HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt inside linebackers coach Chris Marve: "Dynamic, athletic, and long. Feleti did a number of things for his defense in Maui that directly relate to what we do here. His football IQ is very high and enhances his playmaking ability."

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Jonah Buchanan
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 270
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Last School: Iolani HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive line coach C.J. Ah You: "Jonah is a player with big upside, plays with great pad level and leverage. He will be a big asset inside against the run. I'm excited about Jonah's potential and growth as a player."

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Brayden DeVault-Smith
Position: WR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 208
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Last School: Pearl-Cohn HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt inside linebackers coach Chris Marve: "Brayden is a very intelligent and instinctive football player with a ton potential on the college level. We are very excited to get a hometown young man that will to a tremendous job representing a place he calls home."

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Dayo Odeyingbo
Position: DL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 255
Hometown: Irving, TX
Last School: Carrollton Ranchview H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive line coach C.J. Ah You: "Dayo is long and athletic, and has the ability to play any position on the defensive line. Dayo does a great job of using his length as an advantage engaging and disengaging blockers. He is a disruptive force and will be a physical presence."

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Michael Owusu
Position: LB
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
Hometown: Oxnard, CA
Last School: Oaks Christian HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt outside linebackers coach Osia Lewis: "Michael is a big-time pass rusher, possesses outstanding get off the ball abilities, and has great length. He offers the athletic ability of an outside linebacker and the natural pass rush talent of a defensive end. He will only get better at Vanderbilt."

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Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Position: RB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 210
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Last School: Illinois/Pearl-Cohn H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt running backs coach Jeff Genyk: "Ke'Shawn has amazing potential to be a complete running back. His physical running style, acceleration and shiftiness make him a very difficult challenge for defenders. I look forward to welcoming Ke'Shawn back home, where he will excel in the SEC."

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Allan George
Position: DB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 182
Hometown: Andalusia, AL
Last School: Andalusia HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt secondary coach Marc Mattioli: "Allan is a phenomenal, multi-sport athlete with enormous upside. He possesses great size and speed and can jump 'out of the gym.' He has excelled in football and basketball and is a very competitive young man. He possesses elite ball skills, and his ability to change direction and break on receivers is very exciting."

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Cole Clemens
Position: OL
Height: 6-6
Weight: 305
Hometown: South Jordan, UT
Last School: Bingham H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt offensive line coach Cameron Norcross: "Cole is a big, long physical player who has been part of a great program at Bingham High School. Cole dedicated himself to being a great football player and has accomplished that goal."

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Chris Pierce
Position: WR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 208
Hometown: Smithfield, VA
Last School: Smithfield H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton: "Chris is a tremendous multi-sport athlete who understands the game of football. Chris is a four-year starter in his basketball and has excelled on the court as well as the turf. He has been the football team captain since his junior year, which speaks to his leadership. Chris has great playmaking ability and displays a level of physicality that is an asset to our football team. He enhances the team's competitive level and the receiver position."

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Randall Haynie
Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Last School: Cardinal Gibbons H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive backs coach Marc Mattioli: "Randall is a guy who really checked off all the boxes during the evaluation process. Randall is a versatile and highly skilled defensive back. He loves to get down and challenge receivers in press-man coverage. He also has excelled in reading quarterbacks and making plays on the ball in zone coverage. Randall is a student of the game with a great work ethic and outstanding athletic ability."

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James Bostic
Position: WR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Last School: Cardinal Gibbons H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton: "James is a talented receiver with big hands and a large catch radius. He comes from a great program and understands what it takes to win. James also is growing into the position - he's only been a wide receiver full time for one year. He can be a stud and has limitless opportunity for growth. His father, being a former SEC and NFL player, speaks to his pedigree. We are excited about adding James to our program."

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Jacob Free
Position: QB
Height: 6-4
Weight: 212
Hometown: Brantley, AL
Last School: Brantley H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt quarterbacks coach Gerry Gdowski: "Jacob is a fierce competitor and loves everything about the game of football. He has all the tools needed to be a successful college quarterback. We are very excited to have him join our program."

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Stone Edwards
Position: DL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 245
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Last School: Orange H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive line coach C.J. Ah You: "Stone is a force to be reckoned with. He's a big, strong, physical player that refuses to stay blocked. I look forward to seeing him in the backfield constantly."

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Bryce Bailey
Position: OL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 305
Hometown: Newburgh, IN
Last School: Castle H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt offensive line coach Cameron Norcross: "Bryce is a very cerebral player who's athletic and very versatile. He has the body type to be able to play any position on the offensive line. He has great feet. He's also developing a mean streak!"

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Colin Anderson
Position: LB
Height: 6-2
Weight: 212
Hometown: Florence, AL
Last School: Brooks HS

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt inside linebackers coach Chris Marve: "Colin is a very instinctive, rangy, fluid, and physical linebacker. Colin is a great leader and motivator on and off the football field. Excited to see where his instincts and boldness take him."

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Grant Miller
Position: OL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 260
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Last School: St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt offensive line coach Cameron Norcross: "Grant Miller is an extremely athletic offensive lineman who is also a very intelligent and physical player. You have to like that he comes from a winning state championship at St. Thomas Aquinas."

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Jonathan Stewart
Position: OL
Height: 6-8
Weight: 305
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Last School: Mountain Ciew H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt offensive line coach Cameron Norcross: "Jonathan is a big, long player who is extremely athletic. He had only played for two years after playing basketball. He continues to become a better and more physical player with each passing day."

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Jalen Pinkney
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Last School: Norcross H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive line coach C.J. Ah You: "Jalen is a natural pass rusher that is relentless to get to the quarterback. His quickness along with his fast hands can create fits for offensive lineman. He will be terrorizing quarterbacks in the SEC."

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Dimitri Moore
Position: LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 208
Hometown: Cedar Hill, TX
Last School: Cedar Hill H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt inside linebackers coach Chris Marve: "Dimitri is an extremely passionate, long and athletic football player. He thrives on competing against the best and is a natural leader. He's the type of player that makes those around him better."

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Tae Daley
Position: DB
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Hometown: Warner Robins, GA
Last School: Northside H.S.

Full Bio Available Here

Vanderbilt defensive backs coach Marc Mattioli: "Tae is a dynamic football player. He possesses the toughness and physicality to tackle and be a force against in-the-box run and perimeter screens. He is also athletic enough to play man-to-man coverage on the outside and deep zone defense as a high safety. He has a high football IQ and is very passionate about the game."