In each of the last four recruiting classes, Vanderbilt has landed a player from South Florida football powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. In 2016, it was DB Frank Coppet. A year later, Vanderbilt signed OL Grant Miller. In 2018, OL/DL Tyler Steen, and last year, OL Julian Hernandez (in addition to junior college transfers Dontye Carriere-Williams and Lashawn Paulino-Bell, who both prepped at Aquinas.)
Wednesday night, Vanderbilt got the latest tribute from the pipeline.
COMMITTED #AnchorDown ⚓️ pic.twitter.com/ZUiLlHtC4l— GRIFFIN LAMPTON (@GriffinLampton) June 5, 2019
We know that Derek Mason likes length on the defensive side of the ball and 6’4”, 228-pound Griffin Lampton has that. Rivals considers him an “athlete” and the #95 recruit in the state of Florida; 247 Sports rates him as the #48 weakside defensive end prospect in the class and #131 in Florida, #1097 overall. Vanderbilt likes him to play outside linebacker in Derek Mason’s 3-4 scheme. He is the fourth commitment in the Commodores’ 2020 recruiting class.
Here is Lampton’s highlight film: