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2017 Recruiting Update: Tae Daley, Dimitri Moore to enroll early at Vanderbilt

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National Signing Day isn’t until February, but Vanderbilt locked up a couple of recruits this week.

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The absence of an early signing period in college football means that the last month or so of the recruiting cycle can become a circus, but some guys avoid all that by finishing high school a semester early and then enrolling in college. While student-athletes can’t officially sign a Letter of Intent until February — they can enroll in college for the spring semester, putting an end to the recruiting process.

One came with much fanfare, and the other, apparently, with a tweet. Safety commit Tae Daley, a 5’11”, 175-pounder from Warner Robins (GA) Northside), and Dimitri Moore, a 6’2”, 195-pound linebacker from Cedar Hill (TX), will enroll at Vanderbilt in January and participate in spring football. That will give them a full semester to get used to college life before the 2017 football season begins; it also removes any possibility of signing-day shenanigans. We welcome Tae and Dimitri to the Vanderbilt community.