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Indiana Defensive Tackle Cameron Tidd Anchors Down, Picks Vanderbilt

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Derek Mason got the fifth commitment of his 2016 recruiting class when defensive tackle Cameron Tidd anchored down. Tidd picked Vanderbilt over offers from Air Force, Navy, Ball State, and Bowling Green.

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Derek Mason hasn't confined himself to local limits when it comes to his 2016 recruiting class. After Cameron Tidd gave Vanderbilt a verbal commitment on Thursday, the Commodores now have five players coming to Nashville from five different states.

Tidd, a 6'3", 250 pound defensive lineman, gave Mason his bond earlier today. The under-the-radar prospect will head south from Greenwood, Indiana to add some more bulk to the Wild Dogs defense. Tidd is a run-absorbing interior tackle who has a strong understanding of how plays unfold and what the best angle of pursuit is. His Hudl highlights showcase solid pursuit skills and lateral speed for a lineman:

Tidd isn't yet ranked by Rivals or ESPN's recruiting services. Though he's been overlooked as a junior, that stands to change as a senior now that he has an SEC offer on his resume. He turned down scholarships from Navy, Air Force, Ball State, Bowling Green, and Eastern Michigan to choose Vandy.

This latest commitment represents the fifth state in Coach Mason's pipeline-defying recruiting approach for 2016. He now has commitments from Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Indiana. He's the team's second commitment in the past five days; 6'7", 300-pound offensive lineman Devin Cochran chose Vanderbilt on Sunday. We'll have more updates on the newest class of Commodores later in the week.