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Downfield Threat Donaven Tennyson Commits to Vanderbilt Football

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Speedy wide receiver Donaven Tennyson became the third member of Vanderbilt's class of 2016 when he committed to the Commodores on Tuesday. The three-star athlete could be a game-changer for head coach Derek Mason.

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Virginia wide receiver Donaven Tennyson will move south when he heads to college in 2016. The speedy wide receiver committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday afternoon.

Rivals.com reporter Adam Friedman broke the news on Twitter:

Tennyson is a 5'11", 175 pound target. The high school junior chose Vanderbilt over North Carolina, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Tennessee. His explosive speedy could make him an immediate vertical threat for the Commodores. Though he could stand to add more weight, the young wideout is still growing into his body and could eventually become a topline WR for Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.

Here's his junior year highlight reel. While Tennyson's quickness certainly stands out, his ability to adjust to passes while the ball is in the air may be the most impressive part of his game:

Tennyson is the third member of the Vanderbilt recruiting class of 2016. He will join quarterback Deuce Wallace and safety Austen Quillen on the team's roster next fall.