Vanderbilt's passing game has struggled under Derek Mason. Now, the Commodores will have a new, speedy accessory to deploy at wide receiver for 2016 and beyond.
Shawnee, Oklahoma wideout Jackson Winrow officially committed to Vanderbilt when he faxed his letter of intent to Commodore headquarters on National Signing Day. Winrow, a 6'2, 180-pound standout, will bring a dynamic element to the Vandy practice field when he arrives in Nashville this summer. He has the speed to be a deep threat in the SEC and the size to play near the sideline or on the inside of the formation. He'll need to add some bulk to be an effective blocker when running plays turn outside, but his solid hands and strong awareness should make him a valuable addition to the roster from day one.
Winrow chose Vanderbilt over interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, and Texas Tech. Here's a deep ball that shows off the wideout's acceleration, breakaway speed, and solid hands.
However, he'll have plenty of work to do to rise up a stocked depth chart at receiver. The Commodores will return 14 different players who are listed at WR on the team's official 2015 roster. That includes former starters like Trent Sherfield, C.J. Duncan, Latevius Rayford, and Caleb Scott.
Jackson Winrow is Vanderbilt's 16th commitment on National Signing Day.