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Former Oklahoma DT Derek Green Commits to Vanderbilt

Green will presumably sit out this fall and have four years to play.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

On the day of the Black and Gold Spring Game, the Vanderbilt Commodores got another addition to the team.

Green, the #58 defensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2019 per the 247 Sports composite, goes 6’5” and 290 pounds with the frame to add a little bit more to that to go along with the length that Derek Mason craves on the defensive side of the ball. He comes from Southwest High School in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where he had 32 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as a senior.

Now, here’s where things get weird. Green was an early enrollee at Oklahoma, though he left after a month — initially with the thought of joining the military, but he later changed his mind and decided to go to a different school. That likely means he’ll have to sit out the 2019 season under NCAA rules — though they’ve gotten awfully loose with granting waivers of late — and have four years to play after that. Vanderbilt does have another big freshman defensive tackle available in Daevion Davis, though it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have another body in the mix in the fall.

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