Vanderbilt added another defensive back to its 2019 recruiting class on Monday night with the addition of Rock Hill (SC) South Pointe’s Jaylen Mahoney.
At 5’11” and 175 pounds, Mahoney is rated as a three-star recruit and the #15 prospect in South Carolina by Rivals. The 247 Sports composite rating also rates him as a three-star, the #131 cornerback prospect in the Class of 2019, and the #21 prospect in South Carolina. Mahoney had previously been committed to Wake Forest, but decommitted last month and now joins Derek Mason’s class as the 13th commitment and either the third or fourth defensive back (depending on whether you consider Anfernee Orji a defensive back or a linebacker.)
In addition to Wake Forest, Mahoney also claimed offers from Ball State, Kent State, Liberty, and Miami (Ohio.) Amazingly, he’s Derek Mason’s first commitment from the Palmetto State, and the first since Logan Stewart back in 2010. Here is Mahoney’s highlight tape: