Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Head Coach Bobby Johnson believes the 2010 Vanderbilt signing class is the most talented his staff has attracted to the Nashville campus.
The 24-player commitment list is one shy of the most in Johnsonâ€™s Vanderbilt tenure. It features 11 offensive targets, 12 defensive prospects and one kicker.
â€œOur staff thinks this is a deep and talented class who will continue to improve our program,â€ Johnson said. â€œIâ€™m very pleased with who we signed, and how we successfully addressed certain position needs. This signing class continues to add outstanding athletes to our football team.â€
The class is also regarded as Johnsonâ€™s finest at Vanderbilt, according to several national services. Two prominent outlets, Rivals.com and Scout.com, list a majority of the hopefuls as 3-star prospects, with one signee earning a 4-star grade.
The class includes five defensive secondary candidates, and four prospects for the defensive line, offensive line and wide receiving corps.
The class follows:
Signees, Position Ht. Wt. Residence, High School
Rajaan Bennett, Running Back 5â€™11â€ 210 Powder Springs, Ga., McEachern H.S.
Chris Boyd, Wide Receiver 6â€™4â€ 195 Roswell, Ga., Roswell H.S.
Andrew Bridges, Offensive Line 6â€™6â€ 235 Atlanta, Ga., Westminster School
Karl Butler, Defensive Back 6â€™1â€ 200 New Orleans, La., Brother Martin H.S.
Steven Clarke, Defensive Back 5â€™10â€ 180 Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., Boyd Anderson H.S.
Chase Garnham, Linebacker 6â€™2â€ 205 Fairhope, Ala., Fairhope H.S.
Blake Gowder, Tight End/H-Back 6â€™2â€ 210 Blairsville, Ga., Union County H.S.
Andre Hal, Defensive Back 6â€™0â€ 170 Port Allen, La., Port Allen H.S.
James Kittredge, Defensive Line 6â€™4â€ 250 Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco Prep
Jonathan Krause, Wide Receiver 5â€™11â€ 165 Snellville, Ga., South Gwinnett H.S.
# Kenny Ladler, Defensive Back 6â€™1â€ 188 Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson H.S.
Fitz Lassing, Linebacker/Tight End 6â€™3â€ 220 Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell Academy
Jordan Matthews, Wide Receiver 6â€™4â€ 195 Madison, Ala., Madison Academy
Jared Morse, Defensive Line 6â€™2â€ 265 Oxford, Ala., Oxford H.S.
Trent Pruitt, Wide Receiver 5â€™10â€ 175 Fitzgerald, Ga., Fitzgerald H.S.
Grant Ramsay, Offensive Line 6â€™5â€ 290 Marietta, Ga., Pope H.S.
# Jordan Rodgers, Quarterback 6â€™2â€ 210 Chico, Calif., Pleasant Valley H.S./Butte J.C.
Thomas Ryan, Defensive Line 6â€™4â€ 235 Marathon, Fla., Marathon H.S.
André Simmons, Defensive Back 6â€™0â€ 200 Lorton, Va., South County H.S.
Carey Spear, Kicker/Punter 5â€™11â€ 175 Mayfield Village, Ohio, Mayfield H.S.
Logan Stewart, Offensive Line 6â€™5â€ 285 Boiling Springs, S.C., Boiling Springs H.S.
Vince Taylor, Defensive Line 6â€™2â€ 275 Hattiesburg, Miss., Oak Grove H.S.
Chase White, Offensive Line 6â€™5â€ 265 Plano, Texas, Plano West H.S.
Kyle Woestmann, Defensive Line 6â€™3â€ 250 Marietta, Ga., Walton H.S.
# - Currently enrolled in Vanderbilt classes