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Two More Recruits Drop Anchor With Signing Day on the Horizon

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Two three-star recruits chose Vanderbilt on Monday, putting coach Derek Mason's haul up to eight players - in two days. Andrew Mike and Caleb Scott, an offensive lineman and wide receiver, respectively, spurned other BCS programs to pick Vandy.

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Another day, another list of commitments from impact players at Vanderbilt.

After hauling in six players on Sunday, head coach Derek Mason added two more players to his Class of 2014 on Monday, getting verbal bonds from offensive lineman Andrew Mike and wide receiver Caleb Scott to bring his current class to 17 players. Both players are considered three-star prospects by recruiting services.

Let's take a closer look at the two athletes who dropped anchor.

Andrew Mike - 6'6", 278 lbs, offensive tackle - 3-stars (Rivals and ESPN). Mike was a big catch for Mason, who has been restocking Vanderbilt's depth on the line after the class of 2013 brought just two linemen to Nashville. Mike is the fourth OL to commit to the Commodores this year, and he may be the most talented. He's got legit size and 6'6" but nimble feet and and a strong core that helps him stay low and finish blocks. He was a coveted prize in the class of 2014, and he turned down offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, UCLA, and Washington to play at Vanderbilt.

Caleb Scott - 6'3", 181 lbs, wide receiver - 3-stars (Rivals)NR (ESPN). Scott has good hands and great awareness on the field. Combine that with a 6'3" frame and you could be looking at the source for a lot of Commodore touchdowns down the line. Scott isn't a dynamic athlete like some of the other explosive wideouts, but he excels at finding weak spots in defensive coverage, adjusting to passes on the fly, and understanding where he is on the field. Scott picked Vandy over TCU, Missouri, and Nebraska.

The Commodores still have room for more commitments as Signing Day draws near. Two players stand out as Mason targets - defensive end Nifae Lealao and cornerback Ladarius Wiley. Both players have decommits on their record - Lealao from Stanford and Wiley from Purdue - but both have the size and talent to be impact defenders under Mason and defensive coordinator David Kotuluski. Vanderbilt is currently the clubhouse leader for each player, but anything can happen in the final day before National Letters of Intent are signed and faxed to Nashville.