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Torey Agee  DL, 6'3, 250
Caleb Azubike  DL, 6'4, 250
Brandon Banks  DB, 5'10, 170
Ladarius Banks  DL, 6'2, 275
Cory Batey  WR, 6'0, 188
Adam Butler  OL, 6'4, 285
Colby Cooke  P/K, 6'3, 200
Blake Fromang  OL, 6'7, 285
Barrett Gouger  OL, 6'4, 280
Harding Harper  LB, 6'2, 215
Paris Head  DB, 5'11, 175
Darreon Herring  LB, 6'1, 220
Will Holden  OL, 6'6, 280
Andrew Jelks  OL, 6'6, 270
Brian Kimbrow  RB, 5'8, 170
Kevin McCoy  OL, 6'5, 285
Torren McGaster  DB, 6'0, 185
Tip McKenzie  WR, 5'8, 175
Patton Robinette  QB, 6'4, 200
Jake Sealand  LB, 6'2, 215
Ja'karri Thomas  LB, 6'1, 200
Stephen Weatherly  DE/LB, 6'5, 220


SI.com: An inside look at how Vanderbilt landed its best recruiting class in history



Class Lives Up to Hype
After months of national attention and fan anticipation, Head Coach James Franklin and his Commodore staff have capped off a smashing sales effort by signing one of the top classes of prospects in team history.

Franklin praised the 22-player class, which ranked among the nation's top recruiting efforts by experts across the nation.

"This is the best recruiting class I have ever been associated with," Franklin said. "We have tremendously improved our football team today. I keep saying you win football games Sunday through Friday and by winning on National Signing Day. Vanderbilt won today!"

Franklin's staff attracted 11 defensive players, 10 offensive standouts and one Parade All-American kicking specialist. Rivals.com rated every signee three-stars or higher, the first time Vanderbilt has ever achieved such status. Six different players earned rare four-star evaluations from national recruiting pundits.

The class is highlighted by six offensive line prospects all ranked among the Top 75 players at their positions nationally. The new Commodores include six prep standouts from Tennessee, all considered among the state's Top 25 seniors.

"We didn't fill all of our needs, and we'll do even better next year, but we are truly building something special at Vanderbilt. All Commodore fans should be happy with the class and the direction of our program," Franklin said.


Praising the 2012 Class
Class Earns National Acclaim
Two national recruiting outlets, Rivals.com and ESPN.com, listed Vanderbilt's class among the Top 25 nationally. Several long-time observers said it was Vanderbilt's finest hour in attracting top seniors.

Targeting Specific Positions
• Six Offensive Line Prospects
• Four Defensive Line Signees
• Four Linebacker Prospects

Attracting Tennessee Talent
The class includes six Tennessee products, tying the most in-state players since 1985. The signees include five members of the Tennessean's Dream Team, the most ever.




2012 Vanderbilt Football
Official Signing Class

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VUNSD2012 March 5
Colby Cooke   P/K

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VUNSD2012 12:18 p.m.
Kevin McCoy   OL

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VUNSD2012 11:15 a.m.
Ja'karri Thomas   LB

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VUNSD2012 11:04 a.m.
Ladarius Banks   DT

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VUNSD2012 10:57 a.m.
Adam Butler   OL

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VUNSD2012 10:42 a.m.
Torren McGaster   DB

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VUNSD2012 10:35 a.m.
Stephen Weatherly   DE/LB

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VUNSD2012 10:22 a.m.
Harding Harper   LB

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VUNSD2012 10:00 a.m.
Cory Batey   WR

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VUNSD2012 9:48 a.m.
Tip McKenzie   WR

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VUNSD2012 9:33 a.m.
Andrew Jelks   OL

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VUNSD2012 9:24 a.m.
Caleb Azubike   DL

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VUNSD2012 9:13 a.m.
Paris Head   DB

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VUNSD2012 9:01 a.m.
Brian Kimbrow   RB

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VUNSD2012 8:55 a.m.
Torey Agee   DL

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VUNSD2012 8:35 a.m.
Darreon Herring   LB

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VUNSD2012 8:30 a.m.
Barrett Gouger   OL

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VUNSD2012 8:24 a.m.
Blake Fromang   OL

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VUNSD2012 8:11 a.m.
Patton Robinette   QB

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VUNSD2012 7:54 a.m.
Will Holden   OL

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VUNSD2012 7:42 a.m.
Brandon Banks   DB

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VUNSD2012 7:29 a.m.
Jake Sealand   LB

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