Vanderbilt locked down a big defensive line target on National Signing Day. The Commodores landed a commitment from California run stopped Josiah Sa'o this morning.
Sa'o came to the Commodores as a relatively recent target. Derek Mason and his staff offered the San Diegan a scholarship back on January 25th. He visited the university on January 29th and then committed less than a week later.
The 6'3, 285 pound defensive tackle/offensive lineman brings quick feet and a low center of gravity to the trenches in Nashville. He chose Vanderbilt over scholarship offers from Arizona, Army, and Cal Poly. Here's his 2015 highlight reel, which showcases his drive and ability to burst towards ballcarriers.
He'll join a defensive line rotation that will include established players like Adam Butler, Jay Woods, Nifae Lealao, and Torey Agee. He's the 18th member of the Commodores class of 2016. Though his letter of intent hasn't been faxed to Nashville yet, his family made the news official on Twitter earlier on Wednesday.
It's official! #ANCHORDOWN COMMODORE FAMILY, we coming back to #Nashville! @siaaaaaah_ Proud of u boy! #PolyPipeline pic.twitter.com/r5nxjP0JSD— Jarret Taylor Sa'o (@JarretTaylorSao) February 3, 2016