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February 6, 2013

Signing Day Central

National Signing Day is finally here! Take a look at the 2013 Vanderbilt signing class as it happens with the Signing Day Central tracker.

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Signee Capsules (Updated throughout the day)

Signed at 7:27 AM.....

Signee: Johnathon McCrary
Position: Quarterback
School: Cedar Grove
Town: Ellenwood, Ga.
HT: 6-4 WT: 205
Stars: 4
Ranking: Rivals250 (195); Dual-threat QB (10); Georgia (13).

Quick Facts: Enrolled in January. Played in the U.S. Army All-American game, leading the East to its first touchdown. Passed for 8,915 yards and 80 touchdowns over the last three years at Cedar Grove. Committed to Vanderbilt on February 16th, 2012, over 40 different FBS programs including offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon and Tennessee. Participated in the Rivals 100 Challenge during the summer.

Signed at 7:38 AM...

Signee: Sean Dowling
Position: Offensive line
School: Fallbrook
Town: Fallbrook, Calif.
HT: 6-6 WT: 270
Stars: 3
Ranking: Offensive Tackles (49); California (49).

Quick Facts: Enrolled in January. Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American bowl. Graded out high at Fallbrook High as a senior. Committed to Vanderbilt on Dececmber 22nd, 2012 over Oklahoma and Oregon. Received over 30 scholarships during his recruitment including Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Duke, Maryland, Michigan State, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.

Signed at 7:45 AM...

Signee: Tommy Openshaw
Position: Kicker
School: Creekside
Town: St. Johns, Fla.
HT: 6-2 WT: 160
Stars: 2
Ranking: N/A

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on October 25th, 2012. Chose Vanderbilt after receiving offers from Air Force, Elon, Florida Atlantic and Navy, as well as financial aid overtures from Ivy League programs like Harvard and Yale. First team All-State as a senior. Converted on five field goals with a long of 48 yards. Was also 35-of-36 on PAT's and averaged 43 yards per punt. Longest career field goal was 56 yards. Three year starter, converted on 14-of-20 field goal attempts as a junior. Scored a 33 on the ACT and 2000 on the SAT.

Signed at 7:53 AM...

Signee: Carlos Burse
Position: Receiver
School: Alpharetta
Town: Alpharetta, Ga.
HT: 6-2 WT: 195
Stars: 3
Ranking: Wide Receivers (53); Georgia (34).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on June 14th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Ariona State, Auburn, Duke, Florida, Miami, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Accumulated over 1,700 receiving yards during his final two seasons at Alpharetta, and posted 30 touchdown receptions as a three-year starter. Earned "best play" at the Rivals/VTO Georgia camp last March. Played in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Houston. Played in the Georgia Junior Bowl in 2011, posting 6 receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Signed at 8:02 AM...

Signee: Ryan White
Position: Defensive back
School: Trinity
Town: Louisville, Ky.
HT: 5-10 WT: 185
Stars: 3
Ranking: Cornerbacks (40); Kentucky (4).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on July 31st, 2013. Chose the Commodores over the likes of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan. Posted 44 tackles with three interceptions and 10 pass breakups in 2012. Led Trinity to its third straight state championship during his career. Team went 41-2 during the last three years. Posted 51 tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss, an interception and 12 pass breakups as a junior. Picked off five passes as a sophomore. Considered one of the top technically sound corners in the Southeast region.

Signed at 8:09 AM...

Signee: Oren Burks
Position: Linebacker
School: South County
Town: Lorton, Va.
HT: 6-4 WT: 205
Stars: 3
Ranking: Outside Linebackers (50); Virginia (20).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on August 11th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Registered 251 total tackles with 29 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and five interceptions the last two seasons at South County. Named the Fairfax County High School Player of the Year in 2012 and Patriot District Player of the Year. Played in the Chesapeake Bowl postseason all-star game.

Signed at 8:16 AM...

Signee: Landon Stokes
Position: Defensive end
School: Lake Highland Prep
Town: Orlando, Fla.
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Stars: 3
Ranking: Weakside Defensive Ends (36)

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on June 26th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over 25 other schools including Cincinnati, Clemson, Connecticut, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse and West Virginia. Received a late offer from Auburn prior to signing day. Posted over 214 total tackles with 60 tackles for loss and 31 sacks as a four-year starter at Lake Highland Prep. All-State selection. Also a standout basketball player at LHP, playing under former Vanderbilt great Jeff Turner. Considered a Top 100 player in the state of Florida by some.

Signed at 8:22 AM...

Signee: Nigel Bowden
Position: Linebacker
School: Macon Central
Town: Macon, Ga.
HT: 6-1 WT: 230
Stars: 4
Ranking: Inside Linebackers (9); Georgia (17).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on June 16th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. Posted 351 total tackles with 58 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks the last three years at Macon Central. Named the Bibb County Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Houston, but did not play. Played in the Georgia Junior Bowl in 2011.

Signed at 8:31 AM...

Signee: Tre Bell
Position: Defensive back
School: St. Peter's Prep
Town: Jersey City, N.J.
HT: 5-11 WT: 170
Stars: 3
Ranking: Cornerbacks (38); New Jersey (14).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on August 11th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Rutgers, South Carolina, USF, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Posted 30 tackles with two interceptions and 12 pass breakups at St. Peter's in 2012. Played in the Chesapeake Bowl postseason all-star game, receiving strong feedback from analysts. Participated in the NIKE Opening event during the summer.

Signed at 8:37 AM...

Signee: Jalen Banks
Position: Safety
School: Thornton Township
Town: Thornton, Ill.
HT: 6-0 WT: 190
Stars: 3
Ranking: Safeties (38); Illinois (13).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on October 13th, 2012. Racked up 60 tackles with 3 interceptions and eight pass breakups his senior year. Had 10 interceptions and 23 pass breakups during his 4-year career as a starter. Collected over 20 scholarships during his recruitment from the likes of Arizona, Boston College, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Oregon and Wisconsin. Runs a 10.6 in the 100 meter dash and was named the Core 6 Winter Showcase Defensive MVP in 2011. All-State as a senior.

Signed at 8:43 AM...

Signee: Latevius Rayford
Position: Receiver
School: Memphis Central
Town: Memphis, Tenn.
HT: 6-1 WT: 181
Stars: 3
Ranking: Wide Receivers (56); Tennessee (12)

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on May 4th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over Arizona State, Arkansas State, Marshall, Memphis, Purdue and Kentucky. Added late offers from Auburn and Texas before signing day. Posted nearly 1,300 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns over his last two years at Memphis Central. Was named Receiver MVP at the Rivals.com/VTO Alabama Camp last March. Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl high school all-star game. Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American game in California, making a key catch in a 17-14 victory for the East.

Signed at 8:58 AM...

Signee: Rapheal Webb
Position: Running back
School: Gainesville
Town: Gainesville, Fla.
HT: 5-10 WT: 195
Stars: 3
Ranking: N/A

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on February 2nd, 2013. Chose the Commodores over offers from Boston College, Florida Atlantic, Miami of Ohio, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Rutgers, South Florida, Troy and Utah. Posted 2,028 yards and 28 touchdowns on 226 carries in 2012. Led Gainesville to a 14-1 record and appearance in the Class 6A state title game. Rushed for 155 yards and two scores in the state title loss to Miami Central. Named first team All-State.

Signed at 9:07 AM...

Signee: Mack Weaver
Position: Defensive line
School: Harding Academy
Town: Palm Desert, Calif.
HT: 6-6 WT: 235
Stars: 3
Ranking: Tight Ends (23); Tennessee (13).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on August 22nd, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Clemson, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee, Virginia, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky. Posted 80 tackles with 20 tackles for loss and 15 sacks during his senior season. Led Harding Academy to a 9-3 record. Recruited to Vanderbilt to play defensive line, but could play several other positions. Played in the Liberty Bowl high school all-star game. Played in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Houston.

Signed at 9:13 AM...

Signee: Jonathan Wynn
Position: Defensive end
School: Stephenson
Town: Stone Mountain, Ga.
HT: 6-4 WT: 220
Stars: 3
Ranking: Weakside Defensive End (35); Georgia (55).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on March 27th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Clemson, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas Tech and Wake Forest. Posted 138 total tackles with 33 tackles for loss and 17 sacks as a two-year starter at Stephenson. Led the Jaguars to a 9-3 record and deepest run in the playoffs in years as a senior. Named first team All-State. Considered one of the top pass rushers in the state of Georgia this year.

Signed at 9:33 AM...

Signee: Nathan Marcus
Position: Tight end
School: Glenbard West
Town: Glen Ellyn, Ill.
HT: 6-5 WT: 215
Stars: 3
Ranking: Illinois (29).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on April 11th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Northwestern, Toledo and Wake Forest. Caught nearly 90 passes for 1,350 yards and 14 touchdowns over the last two years at Glenbard West. Helped lead the Hilltoppers to a Class 7A state championship. Caught five passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in the close title game against Lincoln-Way. First team All-State in 2012 and two-time Academic All-State. Carries a 4.8 GPA in the classroom.

Signed at 9:40 AM...

Signee: Delando Crooks
Position: OL/DL
School: Carver
Town: Atlanta, Ga.
HT: 6-5 WT: 277
Stars: 3
Ranking: Offensive Tackles (64); Georgia (70).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on December 16th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Graded out at over 90 percent with 48 pancake blocks as a senior offensive lineman while posting 52 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles as a defensive lineman. Led Carver to a 9-2 record. Named first team All-State. Also named second team All-American small school by MaxPreps. Played in the Georgia Junior Bowl in 2011.

Signed at 9:42 AM...

Signee: DeAndre Woods
Position: Receiver
School: Clay-Chalkville
Town: Pinson, Ala.
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Stars: 3
Ranking: Wide Receivers (63); Alabama (19).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on October 20th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Purdue, Southern Miss, UAB and Southern Cal. Compiled 733 yards and nine touchdowns off of 51 receptions in 2012. Led Clay-Chalkville to a 12-2 record and trip to the Class 6A state semifinals. Posted nearly 900 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior at Clay.

Signed at 9:53 AM...

Signee: Taurean Ferguson
Position: Defensive back
School: Jonesboro
Town: Jonesboro, Ga.
HT: 5-10 WT: 175
Stars: 3
Ranking: N/A

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on March 31, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Missouri, NC State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. Racked up 112 tackles with 11 interceptions during his final two years at Jonesboro. Also posted 1,044 receiving yards on 80 plus catches on offense, including nine touchdowns. Selected to play for Team USA U-19 team in the International Bowl on February 5th. AAU Junior Olympic qualifier in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles.

Signed at 10:12 AM...

Signee: Mitchell Parsons
Position: Tight end
School: Chaparral
Town: Parker, Colo.
HT: 6-5 WT: 245
Stars: 4
Ranking: Rivals250 (211); Tight Ends (7); Colorado (2).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on January 21st, 2013. Chose the Commodores over offers from Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado and Ole Miss. Caught 82 passes for 1,389 yards and 13 touchdowns as a tight end the last two years at Chaparral. Twice named first team All-State. Key contributor in Chaparral's 5A state basketball championship as a junior. Played in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Houston, earning West MVP honors. Posted the only touchdown for his team in the game.

Signed at 10:28 AM...

Signee: Darrius Sims
Position: Defensive back
School: Whitehaven
Town: Memphis, Tenn.
HT: 5-9 WT: 180
Stars: 3
Ranking: Cornerbacks (34); Tennessee (10)

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on June 17th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over Cincinnati, Marshall, Memphis, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Western Kentucky. Posted 98 total tackles, five sacks, 11 interceptions and 26 pass breakups the last two seasons at Whitehaven. The two-time All-State selection also accumulated 13 touchdowns while playing either special teams or offense during that time. Led the Tigers defense as Whitehaven captured the Class 6A state title in 2012. Posted 10 tackles and an interception in the victory, earning Blue Cross Bowl Defensive MVP. Played in the Liberty Bowl high school all-star game. Earned all-tournament honors two years in a row at the Music City Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament at Vanderbilt. Played for Team USA in the IFAF Under 19 World Championships last summer.

Signed at 10:38 AM...

Signee: Gerald Perry
Position: Receiver
School: Whitehaven
Town: Memphis, Tenn.
HT: 5-9 WT: 165
Stars: 3
Ranking: Tennessee (18)

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on May 14th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Marshall, Memphis, Ole Miss and Western Kentucky. Caught 81 passes for 1,500 yards and 31 touchdowns the last two years at Whitehaven. Helped the Tigers make back-to-back state championship game appearances during his junior and senior year, capturing the Class 6A crown this fall. Caught two long touchdown passes in the Liberty Bowl high school all-star game. Top receiver at the Music City Bowl 7-on-7 Passing camp last summer at Vanderbilt. Runs a 21.7 in the 200 meters.

Signed at 10:53 AM...

Signee: Jay Woods
Position: Defensive tackle
School: Jackson
Town: Jackson, Ga.
HT: 6-3 WT: 285
Stars: 3
Ranking: Defensive Tackle (31); Georgia (41).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on August 16th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over 32 other programs including the likes of Arkansas, Auburn, California, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Two-time first team All-State. Posted 206 total tackles with 38 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks the last two seasons. Played in the Offense-Defense All-American game in Houston. Played in the Georgia Junior Bowl in 2011. Full first name is Jacovian.

Signed at 10:59 AM...

Signee: Chad Kanoff
Position: Quarterback
School: Harvard-Westlake
Town: North Hollywood, Calif.
HT: 6-4 WT: 205
Stars: 3
Ranking: Pro-Style Quarterbacks (29); California (96).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on May 28th, 2012. Chose the Commodores over an offer from San Diego State as well as early interest from California, Colorado, Duke, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Wake Forest and Washington. Passed for over 6,965 yards and 71 touchdowns during two and a half seasons as a starter at Harvard-Westlake. Also rushed for 15 touchdowns and was intercepted just 18 total times. Named all-area two years in a row. Was a top performer at the Elite 11 Oakland Camp last spring.

Signed at 11:14 AM...

Signee: Brandon Vandenburg
Position: Tight end
School: College of the Desert
Town: Palm Desert, Calif.
HT: 6-6 WT: 260
Stars: 3
Ranking: Junior College Prospects (60); Junior College TE (2)

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on January 19th, 2013. Chose the Commodores over nearly 30 different schools including the likes of Arkansas, Arizona State, California, Connecticut, Florida State, Hawaii, Kansas State, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee and Texas A&M. Caught 24 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns in his one season at COD. Spent one year at the University of San Diego, starting five games in 2011. Graduate of Xavier Prep in California, posting 22 catches for 489 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Carries a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.

Signed at 12:27 PM...

Signee: Jordan Cunningham
Position: Receiver
School: University School
Town: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Stars: 4
Ranking: Rivals250 (183); Wide Receivers (21); Florida (27).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on . Chose over offers from the likes of Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. Caught 168 passes for 2,758 yards and 28 touchdowns during his career at University School. Led the school to a 13-0 season that culminated with a Class 3A state championship. Named first team All-State twice during his career. Selected to the Under Armour All-American game but did not play due to injury.

Signed at 2:20 PM...

Signee: Zach Cunningham
Position: Linebacker
School: Pinson Valley
Town: Pinson, Ala.
HT: 6-4 WT: 205
Stars: 4
Ranking: Outside Linebackers (23); Alabama (13).

Quick Facts: Committed to Vanderbilt on . Chose over offers from Auburn, Colorado, Miami, Ole Miss, Oregon, UCLA and Tennessee. Posted over 448 total tackles in the last three years at Pinson Valley with 72 tackles for loss. First team All-State in 2012 and named second team All-American by MaxPreps. Also named the Birmingham News Metro Lineman of the Year. Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American game in California. Led Pinson Valley to a 17-7 mark the last two seasons.



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