Vandy picked up two running back recruits yesterday, which should put the current football commitment total to about 8. IIRC, Vanderbilt only has room for about 14 commitments in this class. Things are looking remarkably strong, all things considered. You can find links to stories about them after the break.
Vandy Dan bit the bullet for AOG and answered some of Red Cup Rebellion's questions, in the name of sportsmanship. I may or may not have made minor tweaks to a few of his answers, seeing as how Vandy Dan tends to skew towards "controversial." Interestingly enough, he was a big hit with the Ole Miss contingent.
Keels said he committed to the Commodores "mostly because of academics." He plans to get a bachelor's degree in three years and then earn a master's in the fourth. He also is relieved to have the decision behind him.
Just a few hours after Vanderbilt's seven verbal commitment of the 2011 class, Mitchell Hester, went public with his decision, another Florida running back has also declared for the Commodores in Melbourne's J.J. Keels.
Time of possession plays a role in the fatigue. Vanderbilt has not won a game when it has not won time of possession since 2007. Its hurry-up offense makes winning that statistic a challenge.
This season the defense is giving up 44.7 percent of its rushing yards in the fourth quarter (7.3 yards per carry).
Games against Belmont and Western Kentucky have been added to the TV slate.