The Vanderbilt defensive line added some beef on Monday afternoon. 6'2", 327-pound nose tackle Brandon Adams committed to the Commodores, bringing Vandy's 2016 recruiting class up to 10 players.
Adams is a lane-clogging run-stopper who plays nearby at Brentwoood Academy. A look at his highlight reel shows a good drive off the snap, the ability to stay low when engaging linemen, and the size and strength to eat up multiple blockers at a time.
Adams chose Vanderbilt over offers from Kansas, Navy, and Western Kentucky. He's currently rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals but has yet to land on ESPN's radar. That could all change with a big performance in his upcoming senior year.
Today's commitment brings Derek Mason's 2016 recruiting haul up to 10 players. Thanks to a roster loaded with underclassmen, that puts the team more than halfway to their goal of 16 choice recruits in their #Select16. Adams is also the third defensive tackle in that listing, joining Cameron Tidd and Drew Birchmeier as interior linemen. At 327 rotund pounds, Vanderbilt's newest commit seems to be a lock to stay at nose tackle throughout his NCAA career.