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327-Pound Nose Tackle Brandon Adams Drops Anchor, Picks Vanderbilt for 2016

The Commodores got a huge commitment on Monday - literally. 327-pound run stopped Brandon Adams will stay close to his Brentwood home when he attends Vanderbilt University next fall.

Yes, Adam. We're all very excited about this news.
Yes, Adam. We're all very excited about this news.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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.