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National Signing Day: Behold Your Top 20 Signing Class, Vanderbilt Commodores

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This Year's "Best Class Ever" Bests Last Year's "Best Class Ever."

James Franklin makes a "splash" on signing day
James Franklin makes a "splash" on signing day
Joe Robbins

Franklin's first full signing class in 2012 was widely hailed as the best ever in modern Vanderbilt history and finished 29th on Rivals, 45th on Scout, 49th on 247, and slid outside the Top 25 on ESPN. Despite speculation that 2012's class ranking might be near the "ceiling" of Vanderbilt recruiting, the coaching staff have put together a 2013 class currently (as of 14:30 CT) ranked 20th by Rivals, 20th by Scout, 30th by 247 and 22nd by ESPN. When the dust settles and the commitments from Jordan and Zach Cunningham are included, we could very well have a consensus Top 20 recruiting class on our hands.

Here's a look at the Vanderbilt Commodores 2013 Signing Class:

Name Pos Location Ht Wt Rivals Scout 247 ESPN
Jalen Banks DB Markham, IL 5–11 188 *** *** *** ***
Tre Bell DB Union, NJ 5–11 170 *** *** *** ****
Nigel Bowden LB Macon, GA 6–01 245 **** *** **** ***
Oren Burks LB Fairfax Station, VA 6–03 200 *** *** *** ***
Carlos Burse WR Alpharetta, GA 6–02 200 *** *** *** ****
Delando Crooks OL/DL Atlanta, GA 6–05 275 *** **** *** ***
Jordan Cunningham WR Ft. Lauderdale, FL 6–03 175 **** *** *** ****
Zach Cunningham LB Pinson, AL 6–04 205 **** **** **** ****
Sean Dowling OL Fallbrook, CA 6–06 270 *** *** *** ***
Taurean Ferguson DB Jonesboro, GA 5–09 180 *** *** *** ***
Chad Kanoff QB Pacific Palisades, CA 6–03 200 *** *** *** ****
Nathan Marcus TE Glen Ellyn, IL 6–05 215 *** *** *** ***
Johnathon McCrary QB Decatur, GA 6–03 200 **** *** *** ****
Tommy Openshaw K/P Jacksonville, FL 6–02 175 ** ** NR **
Mitchell Parsons TE Parker, CO 6–04 245 **** *** *** ***
Gerald Perry II WR Memphis, TN 5–10 162 *** ** *** ***
Latevius Rayford WR Memphis, TN 6–01 180 *** *** *** ***
Darrius Sims DB Memphis, TN 5–09 175 *** *** *** ***
Landon Stokes DE Orlando, FL 6–04 220 *** *** **** ****
Brandon Vandenburg TE Indio, CA 6–05 255 *** *** *** ****
Mack Weaver DE Collierville, TN 6–05 248 *** *** *** ****
Rapheal Webb RB Gainesville, FL 5–10 190 *** ** *** ***
Ryan White DB Louisville, KY 5–09 178 *** **** *** ****
DeAndre Woods WR Clay, AL 6–03 208 *** *** *** ****
Jay Woods DT Jackson, GA 6–02 280 *** **** *** ****
Jonathan Wynn DE Stone Mountain, GA 6–04 220 *** *** *** ***

Who are you most excited about?