"It was great. When we got up there Friday we ate and met the coaching staff and players. We hit it off from the beginning. I enjoyed the stadium, the basketball game on Saturday. I enjoyed everything from the time I got there until the time I left."
Hester, 5-10 and 185, said there's a lot to like about the Vandy program.
"I liked that they graduate 91 percent of their players and that is just in football. And then they graduate out all the athletics, they graduate 97 percent which is one of the highest rated in the country. I like the educational part, I like the campus, I like the football players that where there already. I got a chance to talk to them. There was not one person at Vanderbilt that could say they didn't like Vanderbilt. There were actually people from other schools that say Vanderbilt is really nice. Nashville is a really nice place to live too."
Hester already knows who he'll be rooming with in college.
"I have actually hit it off with one of the safety commits and I think that is who I will be rooming with my first year. We had fun down there. So I had a great time. "
The standout running back is all set to sign with Vanderbilt on Wednesday.
"I'll definitely be wearing a Vandy hat, shirt and everything. I can't wait."