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National Signing Day 2015: Vanderbilt Reloads for the Future

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National Signing Day will signal Derek Mason's first full recruiting class as head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores. Will he be able to lure a bevy of high-profile prospects to Nashville after a 3-9 season?

Can Derek Mason land another high four-star player like Nifae Lealao?
Can Derek Mason land another high four-star player like Nifae Lealao?
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Vanderbilt football could use some reinforcements after a 3-9 season in 2014. They'll get them when the recruiting class of 2015 officially faxes in their commitments on National Signing Day.

Wednesday marks the first day that this year's recruits can officially sign their Letters of Intent with the university of their choice. The Commodores will be waiting to hear from approximately 20 high school seniors who are waiting to don the black and gold at Dudley Field this fall. That includes highly-touted prospects like Kyle Shurmur, Donovan Sheffield, and Josh Smith. If those three remain committed to Vandy, they'll help give the 'Dores one of the best non-James Franklin recruiting classes in school history.

Here's how the class of 2015 breaks down. We'll be updating the recruiting board as those commitments roll in on Natchez Trace.

Recruit Rating
Player Position Height Weight Rivals ESPN
1 Nehemiah Mitchell DE/OLB 6'4" 255 *** 78
2 Sam Doobs TE 6'4" 215 *** 75
3 Jared Southers OL 6'5" 300 *** 73
4 Kyle Shurmur QB 6'4" 215 **** 83
5 Jared Pinkney WR 6'4" 232 *** 78
6 Josh Smith ILB 6'3" 234 **** 81
7 Andrew Rector S 6'0" 195 ** 74
8 Ean Pfeifer OL 6'4" 285 ** 76
9 Dare Odeyingbo OLB 6'2" 242 *** 77
10 Jay Hockaday ILB/RB 6'3" 215 ** NR
11 Jordan Griffin ILB 6'1" 215 *** 75
12 Josh Crawford RB 5'10" 205 *** 75
13 Justin Skule OL 6'7" 310 *** 73
14 Donovan Sheffield CB 5'11" 180 **** 80
15 Darion DeBrossard OL 6'5" 330 *** 73
16 Kyle Anderton TE 6'4" 252 ** 77
17 Jaire George RB 6'1" 215 ** NR
18 Caleb Peart OLB 6'1" 240 *** 79
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UPDATE: It looks like the 'Dores are done at 18 players for 2015. Here's what head coach Derek Mason tweeted out before 11am this morning: