Kanoff: "I can't wait to get there"
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Kanoff: "I can't wait to get there"

Vanderbilt has a couple of talented quarterbacks on the roster in Austyn Carta-Samuels and Patton Robinette, who are likely in line to replace departing Jordan Rodgers after the season. However, Chad Kanoff may have what it takes to contend right away for the starting role as a true freshman.

Vanderbilt has a couple of talented quarterbacks on the roster in Austyn Carta-Samuels and Patton Robinette, who are likely in line to replace departing Jordan Rodgers after the season. However, Chad Kanoff may have what it takes to contend right away for the starting role as a true freshman. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal caller, who committed to the program in May, completed a marvelous senior season at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Calif.

"It went pretty well," said Chad Kanoff. "We ended up losing in the first round so that wasn't what we were hoping for. I had close to 3,500 passing yards with 38 touchdowns. My completion percentage is between 61 and 62-percent. I had about 200 rushing yards with five touchdowns.

"This season I progressed on my understanding of what we're trying to do. I stayed in the pocket longer and didn't bail on plays like I did last year. I became more patient and took what the defense gave me. By the end of the year, I was throwing the ball harder with better accuracy and felt like my mechanics improved as well."

In the Wolverines opener, Kanoff passed for 448 yards and four touchdowns in the loss to Loyola. The team then reeled off six consecutive victories. In that span, Kanoff had back-to-back six passing touchdown with no interception games against St. Paul and St. Francis. The offense averaged 36.6 points-per-game with Kanoff at the helm.

Although, he lives 2,000 miles from Nashville, he's been kept tabs on how the Commodores did this season and has set up his official visit to the university next month.

"I think they improved every week. I watched all the games that were televised nationally. Usually, I talk to the coaches a few times during the a week. I either hear from Coach Rahne, Coach Donovan, or Coach Franklin. I'm still solid to Vanderbilt and I'll be taking my official January the 10th when they have all the recruits coming in for the weekend. I can't wait to get there and compete."

Kanoff hinted to VandyMania.com that his teammate, Thomas Oser, an offensive lineman, has Vanderbilt among his favorites with Stanford and Oregon. Kanoff plans on staying at Harvard-Westlake, a Los Angeles area prep school recognized as one of the best in the country, the entire school year. He's already begun playing basketball for the Wolverines this winter and is averaging seven points and five rebounds per game.