The 6-foot-7, 210-pounder chose the Commodores over Wisconsin, Penn State and South Carolina.
"Runner-up was Penn State," Jeter told VandyMania.com in an interview.
Jeter's decision between those two did not come down to wanting to get away from home, though.
"I just thought they were a better fit," Jeter said of what led him to pick Vandy over PSU.
When asked what in particular made him stand out as the right choice for him, Jeter replied, "It just seems like a really good place . . . and [I like] the playing style."
The class of 2012 prospect elaborated a bit on his comment about the playing style of the Commodores.
"They play the same type of style that I play in high school . . . and they‘re real good at developing players," Jeter explained.
The Keystone State standout said he was recruited to Vanderbilt by assistant coach Dan Muller and head coach Kevin Stallings. He touched on his relationship with them.
"It's really good," Jeter said, going on to add, "[They] seem like guys I can trust."
On what the coaches told him his role on the team would be, Jeter remarked, "We haven't really talked about that yet."
Jeter said that he was recruited to Vandy as a small forward, but that he feels he is versatile enough to play multiple positions.
The senior does not know any of the other members of the incoming Vanderbilt class, but does know some of the guys currently on the team.
"I met the whole team," Jeter said, adding that he was hosted on his visit by rising sophomores Kedren Johnson & Dai-Jon Parker.
"They were telling me to come there," Jeter said of what the pair told him about Vandy.
Jeter noted that he has "not yet" signed his National Letter of Intent with the Commodores. He said he "not even sure" when he will ink his papers.
Clearly Jeter waited quite a while to make his college choice, as most 2012 recruits are already off the board. However, that was not just by happenstance.
"I always—I planned on waiting, I planned on waiting," Jeter said, adding that this was because he wanted to be sure he made the correct decision.
Despite the fact that this was his plan, Jeter did concede that the recruiting process was somewhat stressful.
"Yes, at times it was," the future Commodore said.
During his senior season of high school ball, Jeter said that his Beaver Falls squad went 28-3. He also stated that he averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds during his final high school campaign.
While there is no player in particular who Jeter said he compares his game to, he did explain what he is bringing to Memorial Gymnasium.
"Scoring ability," Jeter said of the strongest aspect of his game on the hardwood.
As for his chief weakness, he remarked, "Off-hand ball dribbling."
Jeter, who is planning to get on the law track academically, has one main thing he is looking forward to about Vanderbilt.
"Just getting down there and playing," he said.
Sheldon Jeter: Vandy just a better fit
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