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Bradlee Anae, Formerly Undecided Defensive End, Picks Utah Over Vanderbilt

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Vanderbilt missed out on a key target on National Signing Day when three-star defensive end Bradlee Anae picked the Utes.

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Vanderbilt missed out on one of its top remaining targets on National Signing Day when three-star defensive end prospect Bradlee Anae chose Utah over the Commodores.

Anae is a 6'5, 230 pound strongside defensive end from Kahuku, Hawaii. He'll need some time to bulk up as a pass rusher - either from a position on the line or as an outside linebacker - but he has the quickness and aggression to have been a significant player in Mason's defense. He turned down scholarship offers from Vandy, BYU, and Hawaii to choose the Utes.

Here's his most recent highlight reel. It showcases his tenacious pass rushing - and kick blocking - abilities on the edge.

Anae is the would have been the 21st member of Vanderbilt's class of 2016 and another link in the program's developing Polynesian Pipeline. Instead, he'll take his talents to the Pac-12 this fall.