Head Coach James Franklin and his coaching staff delivered today on a promise to Vanderbilt fans
by signing what recruiting experts regard as the best class of national prospects in team history.
Franklin praised the 25-player class that ranks among the finest recruiting achievements of
any coaching staff in the nation.
"This is a significant day in Vanderbilt football history," Franklin said. "This signing class is
further proof that Vanderbilt has arrived and intends to compete at the highest levels of college
football. I'm incredibly happy to inform the Commodore Nation that the future of Vanderbilt
Football is right now - and it's brighter than ever."
The class includes 12 players on offense, 12 on defense and one kicking specialist. It features
three prep All-Americans and 17 players that earned rare four-star evaluations from national
recruiting services. Fifteen members of the class made appearances in prestigious postseason
all-star games. Five different signees played huge roles on state championship squads. Twenty
members of the class were senior captains.
The recruiting effort attacked depth concerns. The signing class includes five wide receivers,
five defensive backs, four defensive linemen, three linebackers, three tight ends, and one