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Anchor Drop, March 23, 2021: Three Commits in One Day

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Clark Lea gets off to a flying start in the 2022 recruiting class.

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Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Vanderbilt didn’t have a single commitment in the 2022 recruiting class when Monday started. By the end of the day, it had three.

First up: linebacker Langston Patterson, from Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.

Up next: another (probable) linebacker, B.J. Diakite, from Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama, the same place where we got Zach Cunningham.

And last: defensive end Linus Zunk, a native of Germany who now plays high school ball in Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Anyway, yesterday’s commitments now put Vanderbilt in 57th in the 247 Sports recruiting rankings — granted, that’s entirely because of Patterson, with the other two recruits currently being unranked (though I am guessing that will change.)

In other news, Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter is unsurprisingly the SEC Pitcher of the Week. Vanderbilt baseball plays again tonight against Lipscomb at 6:30 PM CT on the SEC Network+; Andrew has your game thread coming later.

NCAA Tournament Last Night

Oregon 95, Iowa 80 ... Gonzaga 87, Oklahoma 71 ... UCLA 67, Abilene Christian 47 ... Creighton 72, Ohio 58 ... Michigan 86, LSU 78 ... Florida State 71, Colorado 53 ... Alabama 96, Maryland 77 ... USC 85, Kansas 51.