Hometown: Miami, FL
High School: Gulliver Prep
Rivals: Three-star recruit, #16 tight end, #75 prospect in Florida
247 Sports: #814 national recruit, #33 tight end, #112 prospect in Florida
Competing Power 5 offers: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Vanderbilt’s offense in recent years has made frequent use of the tight end (ahem... not so much in 2019), so naturally, there’s a tight end in this year’s class. On Wednesday, Vanderbilt signed Diego LaMonica, a 6’4”, 226-pound tight end from Gulliver Prep in Miami.
LaMonica has good agility for his size; he also played basketball in high school. At 227 pounds, he’ll likely need to add some weight to be an effective blocker, but that seems like a decent bet. I can’t seem to find stats anywhere on the internet, but let’s just trust that a guy from south Florida with a decent offer list is a good get for Vanderbilt.
Anchor Down, Diego.