The Vanderbilt Commodores picked up another commitment on Friday night, this time from Woodbridge (VA) DB Dashaun Jerkins.
Jerkins is a 6’0”, 190-pound safety whom Rivals rates as a three-star prospect and the #18 prospect in the state of Virginia, while the 247 Sports composite rating considers him the #34 safety prospect in the Class of 2018 and the #10 prospect in Virginia. 247’s own in-house ratings are even more bullish, giving Jerkins a four-star rating and the #274 prospect in the class.
Vanderbilt beat out a host of ACC schools for Jerkins — not terribly surprising, given his home state, but Jerkins had offers from Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, and Wake Forest, among others. He was thought to be a North Carolina lean, but he committed after attending the Commodores’ Friday Night Lights camp.
Jerkins is the eleventh player to commit to Vanderbilt in the 2018 recruiting class, and the second defensive back in the past week, joining Tre Douglas — though Jerkins projects as a safety and Douglas as a cornerback. And not to get too excited about this, but 247 Sports currently has the Commodores’ recruiting class ranked #30 in the country. It’s early, but it’s hard to imagine a better start to the class than what has gone down in the past week or so.
Here is Jerkins’ junior year highlight tape. Anchor Down.