Our friends over at Team Speed Kills, SB Nation's SEC affiliate, examine the trends behind Vanderbilt's football recruiting and the rising tide of athletes who have helped spur James Franklin's big 2012 haul so far. Brian Kimbrow, as expected, remains a focal point of Vandy's recruiting prowess this summer:
"Vanderbilt has 12 commitments for the upcoming National Signing Day. One of them hasn't been rated yet. The rest are all three-stars except for Brian Kimbrow, who is a four-star signee. Kimbrow is important for two reasons. First, he's the second highest-rated all-purpose back of the 2012 class. Vandy is never, ever in the running for guys rated that highly. Second, he's the top-rated player in all of Tennessee. For as long as Rivals has been giving out numerical ratings of players (since 2004), Vandy hasn't signed anyone above the eighth highest-rated player in the state."
Head over to TSK and check the whole thing out. It'll give any Vandy fan a great appreciation of how far this team has come.