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Zionsville (IN) TE Joel DeCoursey is Vanderbilt’s first 2019 commit

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DeCoursey is the #28 tight end prospect in the Class of 2019.

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The Vanderbilt Commodores got their 2019 recruiting class started on Wednesday night with a commitment from Joel DeCoursey, a 6’5”, 220-pound tight end prospect from Zionsville High School in Indiana. DeCoursey announced his commitment via Twitter.

Early commitments don’t always have the most impressive offer lists, as programs haven’t finished evaluating juniors, but DeCoursey also had picked up offers from Louisville and Iowa in recent weeks. He picked up a Vanderbilt offer on an unofficial visit to the West End over the weekend, and it took him just a couple of days to act on it.

DeCoursey joins an already impressive crop of tight ends on the Vanderbilt roster. In addition to rising junior Jared Pinkney and rising sophomore Turner Cockrell, 2018 signees Ben Bresnahan and Gavin Schoenwald are joining the program in the fall. The 247 Sports composite rates DeCoursey as a three-star prospect, the #28 TE prospect in the class of 2019, and the #13 prospect in the state of Indiana, while Rivals also has him as a three-star recruit and the #25 tight end prospect in the class.

Here is DeCoursey’s junior year highlight video: