Vanderbilt’s recent roll on the recruiting trail continued on Wednesday as Wyatt Smock, a 2018 OL from Louisville (KY) St. Xavier, announced his commitment via Twitter.
Smock, a 6’4”, 290-pound lineman, chose Vanderbilt over competing offers from Arkansas, Louisville, and Purdue, among others. Rivals rates Smock as a three-star prospect, the #35 offensive guard prospect in the Class of 2018, and the #5 prospect in the state of Kentucky. The 247 Sports composite rates Smock as the #44 offensive guard in the class.
Smock is the ninth commitment to date in Vanderbilt’s 2018 recruiting class, and the second offensive lineman after Dan Dawkins. It’s possible that the Commodores are finished with their offensive line recruiting for the 2018 class; currently, Vanderbilt has 16 offensive linemen on scholarship (plus a decent walk-on prospect in David Floyd) and exactly zero of them are seniors, so it’s not a major need at this time.
Here is Smock’s junior year highlight video: